What is the opposite of attain?

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Opposite of to receive or procure
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Opposite of to bring about or cause something to happen
“The president would end the policies enacted by his predecessor as soon as he was in office.”
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Opposite of to receive as return for effort
“An inability or disinclination to network with others will likely hamper your career.”
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Opposite of to come into possession of
“I will give my old laptop to my younger brother.”
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Opposite of to achieve or complete successfully
“Laziness will almost certainly mean you will fail in your endeavors.”
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Opposite of to acquire or secure as a result of a contest, conflict, bet, or other endeavor
“He will lose the lead if he expends too much energy trying to maintain it.”
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Opposite of to get into one's possession
“The street vendor would give me my hot dog once he had finished preparing it.”
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Opposite of to come upon after searching, study, or effort
“She tried to hide all evidence of her crime.”
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(arrive at) Opposite of to reach (a conclusion or decision)
“Despite walking away from his post, he would challenge their assertion that he was a failure.”
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Opposite of to obtain through manipulative or deceitful methods
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Opposite of to agree to receive or take receipt of
“He warned the committee that if he were to win, he would refuse his award on philosophical grounds.”
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Opposite of to find, or get hold of, by means of conducting a search through various sources
“When finished with the evidence, he must return it to its source.”
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