What is the opposite of conquering?

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Noun
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.”
Noun
Opposite of an instance of invading a country or region in a hostile manner
Noun
Opposite of the action of suppressing something such as an activity or publication
Noun
Opposite of the action of capturing someone or something using force
Noun
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.”
Noun
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.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
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.”
Adjective
Opposite of having achieved a goal or set of goals
Adjective
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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