What is the opposite of add?

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Opposite of to add to something that already exists
“To determine the difference, you must subtract the lower value from the higher value.”
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Opposite of to join or unite (one thing to another)
“You can remove the cable from the device once it has been fully charged.”
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Opposite of to augment or increase
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“If you don't provide a cover letter, it will diminish your chances of landing a job.”
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Opposite of to say as a further remark
“He would conceal a secret and take it to his grave.”
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(internet, social media) Opposite of to befriend or follow someone on a social media platform
“I decided to defriend him, because I found his posts extremely contrived and ostentatious.”
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Opposite of to join, fasten, or connect
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Opposite of to add a certain quality or feature to something
“The use of somber colors will remove any energy from the room.”
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Opposite of to combine parts to make a total
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Opposite of to connect or bring into contact
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Opposite of to insert an extra leap day into a calendar in order to maintain synchrony with natural phenomena
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Opposite of to furnish with, or cause to be present
“Our landlord will withhold the furniture for our new apartment.”
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Opposite of to utter words using speech
“You must be quiet when the interviewer asks you not to say anything.”
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Opposite of to provide with a paying job
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Opposite of add or append something to something already existing
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