What is the opposite of conquer?

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Opposite of to be victorious over
“Cronos, the first powerful God who ruled the Heavens above, was warned by Gaia and Ouranos that someday he would be defeated by one of his own sons.”
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Opposite of to overcome an abstract obstacle
“There seemed to be an ungodly feeling within the house, and I started to succumb to my fears.”
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Opposite of to obtain or capture something through force, conquest or victory
“Daenerys leads her army of Unsullied soldiers to liberate the enslaved populace of Slaver's Bay.”
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Opposite of to climb (a mountain) successfully
“The challenge was to abseil through a vertical fissure, with lights off, into a large underground cavern.”
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Opposite of to defeat, subdue or overcome with superior strength
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Opposite of to make less powerful or intense, thereby easier to control
“In an ancient era, twin girls are raised as boys to prevent their wizard father from sacrificing them to intensify his supernatural powers.”
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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 triumph or achieve victory in
“We are likely to lose in our upcoming match if we are not at the top of our game.”
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Opposite of to elevate or extend in an upward direction or motion
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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 have power and influence over
“After three straight weeks with poor performances, the young gun continues to struggle at the elite level of the sport.”
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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 achieve or complete successfully
“Laziness will almost certainly mean you will fail in your endeavors.”
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Opposite of to restrain or repress, especially one's feelings, opinions or emotions
“He could ill afford to openly express his joy at Hedda's escape, as this surely would be looked upon by Gerhard as an act of treason.”
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Opposite of to overthrow or depose, especially someone or something powerful
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Opposite of to confuse or confound with something surprising or shocking
“Perhaps someone out there could enlighten me with regard to the following situation that my 17-year-old son finds himself in.”
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