What is the opposite of arrest?

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Noun
Opposite of the action of seizing someone and taking them into custody
Noun
Opposite of a stoppage or sudden cessation of motion
Noun
(archaic) Opposite of the ending of an activity
“The continuance of this project is of the utmost importance to the community to safeguard lives and property.”
Noun
Opposite of the action of inhibiting a process
Noun
Opposite of a situation or condition in which there is no movement or activity at all
Noun
Opposite of the ending or final part of an event, process, or text
“To create dramatic tension at the beginning of an adventure game, start by presenting a problem, typically during a cut-scene.”
Noun
Opposite of the work of a detective in investigating a crime
Verb
Opposite of take into authorized custody
Verb
Opposite of stop or slow
Verb
(eject) Opposite of to hold or engage the attention of
Verb
(bore) Opposite of to hold or engage the attention of
Verb
(of a person) Opposite of to catch or apprehend
“On the following day, his mood had improved and he agreed to release the prisoners.”
Verb
Opposite of to prevent or protect (something) from being destroyed
“He would inevitably lose his hat when the wind swept it from his head.”
Verb
Opposite of to cause to come to an end
“We've idled for long enough and it is time to start work again.”
Verb
Opposite of to stop or keep from happening or continuing
“Drive carefully. We don't want to cause an accident.”
Verb
Opposite of to get or hold the attention of
“Comedians can lose their audience if they don't get to the punchline quick enough.”
Verb
Opposite of to hold or engage the attention of
“I managed to maintain a controlled line but the headache and dizziness were starting to distract me.”
Verb
(of an action or event) Opposite of to prevent from happening
“Despite the best efforts of the protestors, the politicians would expedite the ratification of the new law.”
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Opposite of to take care of oneself, to take responsibility for oneself
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Opposite of to overcome, quieten, or bring under control
Verb
Opposite of to make (someone or something) late or slow
“We should avoid taking shortcuts just to hasten the time it takes to reach our destination.”
Verb
Opposite of to set, or to serve as, a limit to
“If you ignore the warnings and choose to exceed the speed limit, you put yourself and everyone else on the road at risk.”
Verb
Opposite of to cause to stop
“Criminalizing them does nothing but perpetuate useless and costly cycles of recrimination and retaliation”
Verb
Opposite of put out of action
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