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What is the opposite of acquisition?

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Opposite of an asset or object bought or obtained
“Marshall said his biggest loss was his personal papers, which included poetry and a letter from the governor of New York.”
Opposite of the buying or obtaining of assets or objects
“We had one buyer who had put an offer contingent on the sale of his home.”
Opposite of something achieved through effort
“The failure of another Grand Slam campaign can only be put down to his lack of effort and passion for the game.”
Opposite of something that is worth acquiring for its potential benefits
“Any of these products could be considered defective in nature and become a liability to the company that supplied it.”
Opposite of the action or fact of adopting or being adopted
Opposite of an instance of winning or having success
“This latest defeat will mean that she is no longer a contender for the world title.”
Opposite of the action or process of receiving something sent, given, or inflicted
Opposite of the action of taking responsibility
“No sane man, no reasonable man, will advocate the shirking of work or the shirking of duty.”
Opposite of the action of assuming possession or power of
“In ordinary times this would have been permitted to pass unchallenged in view of his early relinquishment of power.”
Opposite of an increase in wealth or resources
“Financial loss is inevitable if one is not prudent with their spendings.”
Opposite of an ability that has been acquired through training
“I gave up trying to learn Japanese, and it is a failure that I am not proud of.”
Opposite of a reward to the winner of a competition or in recognition of an outstanding achievement
Opposite of the action of capturing or of being captured
“His release was delayed a half-hour at Lima while superintendent Vorbau was telephoned regarding the court's decision.”
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