What is the opposite of contain?

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Opposite of to be made up or consist of
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Opposite of to hold back or to put a constraint upon
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Opposite of to regulate the speed or amount of something given or administered
“Do not rush the amount of information that you provide to the learner at any one time.”
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Opposite of to be made up or consist of
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Opposite of to assimilate into a body, structure or system
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Opposite of to comprise of, as part of a whole
“The gig will only feature solo artists from the rock genre, but will exclude country music.”
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Opposite of to restrict (something) to a particular place
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Opposite of to preserve (something) by not expending or using it
“Susie loves to utilize her time by reading fantasy and science-fiction novels.”
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Opposite of to keep within a structure or container
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Opposite of to include or deal with
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Opposite of to allow or have room for
“The local townsfolk would crowd into town for their annual Oktoberfest celebrations.”
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(release) Opposite of to keep from exceeding an acceptable degree or level
“The gas would cause me to release a loud belch.”
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(of an expression) Opposite of to keep from exceeding an acceptable degree or level
“You could see that he was starting to lose his cool after making some uncharacteristic unforced errors.”
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Opposite of to overcome, quieten, or bring under control
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(consist of) Opposite of to be composed or made up of
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Opposite of to postpone from being dealt with
“We would like to advance our meeting to discuss the critical timelines for this project!”
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(smooth over) Opposite of to resolve, or work towards resolving an issue or conflict
“The Council urges all parties to exert restraint and refrain from taking any action which might exacerbate the situation.”
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Opposite of to stop oneself from doing something
“Since nobody else would, he took it upon himself to initiate a conversation.”
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Opposite of hold as sacred
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Opposite of to provide comfort or assuagement to
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Opposite of to provide housing or accommodation for
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Opposite of to regain control of oneself, typically after a shock
“It is natural to lose yourself in the moment when your child is born.”
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