What is the opposite of assign?

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Opposite of to select for a given role or responsibility
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Opposite of to distribute or apportion by (or as if by) lot
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Opposite of to assign to a particular class or category
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Opposite of to assign to someone or for a particular purpose
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Opposite of to assign officially to a job or position
“The Council also has the power to oversee the Leader's work and to dismiss him if he fails to perform his duties properly.”
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Opposite of to bestow an award or prize for merit or achievement
“To deprive children of this most basic human right is unethical.”
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Opposite of to regard something as being caused by
“Pattern evidence was used by forensic scientists to dissociate the involvement of the suspect from the crime.”
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Opposite of to assort according to type, category or class
“I rather suspect that in my unique ability to disarrange things, I have succeeded in making a mess of things.”
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Opposite of to appoint a person in a given role or position
“He still believes it was unlawful to sack him without allowing the constituency party to reaffirm or deselect him first.”
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Opposite of to assign responsibility or attribution to
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Opposite of to pass or transfer from one person or entity to another
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Opposite of to entrust a personal property or belonging to someone
“After a series of losses, he would withdraw his financial affairs from the investment company.”
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Opposite of to assign to a category
“I assimilate everything in my fridge because I do not have the time to sort through my groceries.”
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Opposite of to assign a task, duty or responsibility to someone
“He was deemed unfit to have a pet, and it was thus prudent to remove the dog from his care.”
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Opposite of to advance someone for a post or job, or for membership of a club
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Opposite of divide up
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Opposite of to exert or put to use
“A promise of confidentiality is a duty to maintain the secrecy of the information and not misuse or wrongfully disclose it.”
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Opposite of to describe as, or compare to something, similar
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Opposite of to issue, establish or apply as a charge, fine or penalty
“The unions hailed the decision as a victory and called on the trusts to abolish the charges permanently.”
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Opposite of to put send or confine (someone) to prison or a psychiatric hospital
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Opposite of to refer (a matter for decision) to an authority
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Opposite of to assign to a specified place for a particular purpose
“As machines continue to displace humans in a range of fields, they may exacerbate our structural problems with job growth.”
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Opposite of to assign or regard as belonging to a particular category
“There have been efforts through the years to declassify Pluto as a planet.”
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