What is the opposite of capture?

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(of a person) Opposite of to catch or apprehend
“On the following day, his mood had improved and he agreed to release the prisoners.”
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(of an object) Opposite of to come into possession of, especially through effort
“Students who miss classes will forfeit their right to a grant.”
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(of land) Opposite of to occupy or take control of, especially through force
“The Resistance, responding to the Allied landings in Normandy, managed to liberate the town of Tulle in central France.”
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Opposite of to epitomize or report something, especially by expressing it as a brief summary
“With respect to its quality, the memorialists contradict the report of the committee of the senate.”
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Opposite of to engross or hold the attention of
“Probably the most common problem in screenplays is the use of clichéd scenes or characters, which seem so familiar and unoriginal that they bore the audience.”
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Opposite of to catch or apprehend someone
“The authorities would release the suspect after finding out that he had a solid alibi.”
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Opposite of to steal, to grab
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Opposite of to earn through work or effort
“An inability or disinclination to network with others will likely hamper your career.”
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Opposite of to attract (someone) to come to a place or an event
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Opposite of to attract and engage the attention or interest of
“I started to bark like a dog to repel him and his obnoxious friends.”
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Opposite of to represent by a drawing, painting, or other art forms
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Opposite of to put in a concise form
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Opposite of to take, claim or use for one's own benefit, usually without the owner's consent
“After much protest, the council decided to relinquish the bushland.”
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Opposite of to confront through the use of military force
“The elves flanked their dwarven brethren to help defend the castle against the onslaught from the orcs.”
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Opposite of to succeed in evoking or representing
“The book does so much to misrepresent the extent of hardship suffered by the common people during that period.”
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Opposite of to settle (a group of people, a species, or the like) in a place as a colony
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Opposite of to hunt something and capture or kill it
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Opposite of to come into possession of, or to receive in return for effort
“They told him that it was very important not to lose the evidence of aliens.”
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Opposite of to steal (something)
“Filled with a guilty conscience, Bernie would later return the elderly couple's jewelry.”
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Opposite of to provoke or bring about
Noun
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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(usually of a person) Opposite of one who is imprisoned or otherwise confined
“Andy is acting as the warden's bookkeeper, while he is secretly plotting his escape from Shawshank.”
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Opposite of an instance of invading a country or region with an armed force
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Opposite of the work of a detective in investigating a crime
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Opposite of one who is imprisoned or otherwise confined
Noun
Opposite of taking away by force
Noun
Opposite of collection, collation
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