What is the opposite of conquering?

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Opposite of an instance of winning or having success
“This latest defeat will mean that she is no longer a contender for the world title.”
Opposite of an instance of invading a country or region in a hostile manner
Opposite of the action of suppressing something such as an activity or publication
Opposite of the action of capturing someone or something using force
Opposite of prolonged cruel or unjust treatment, especially through the exercise of authority
“Adam and Eve lived in bliss and were not subject to sickness, accident or death.”
Opposite of a setback, or change for the worse
“At first, he had success against troops taken by surprise, but soon afterward, this fine and brilliant army was beaten near Ancona and were never able to rally again.”
Opposite of present participle for 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.”
Opposite of present participle for to overcome an abstract obstacle
“There seemed to be an ungodly feeling within the house, and I started to succumb to my fears.”
Opposite of present participle for 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.”
Opposite of present participle for to climb (a mountain) successfully
“The challenge was to abseil through a vertical fissure, with lights off, into a large underground cavern.”
Opposite of having achieved a goal or set of goals
Opposite of marked by accolades, or having favorable opportunities
“He remained a largely anonymous actor, having failed to score any roles of note in Hollywood.”
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