What is the opposite of contain?

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Opposite of to be made up or consist of
“In the end, we had to exclude a number of pieces on grounds of their not quite fitting our basic themes.”
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Opposite of to hold back or to put a constraint upon
“Once the military gets involved, we will totally lose control of the situation.”
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Opposite of to regain control of oneself, typically after a shock
“I expected her to lose her composure after she found out about the affair, but to my surprise, she didn't.”
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Opposite of to overcome or bring under control
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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 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 keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level
“He would take deep breaths as a coping mechanism when negative thoughts and feelings were threatening to get out of control.”
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Opposite of to restrict (something) to a particular place
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Opposite of to keep within a structure or container
“Numerous times, I expose the materials to the elements to experience the changes.”
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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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(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 hold on to or continue to have something, both physically or mentally
“Is it unfair to describe him as something of a megalomaniac, where even allowing for his enormous contribution he appears to refuse to even partially relinquish his power?”
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Opposite of to provide housing or accommodation for
“We have no option but to bar the men from our establishment after they left a room in complete disarray during a party.”
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Opposite of to save for future use
“Given our known uranium resources and our projection of 600 to 700 nuclear plants, we'll exhaust our fuel source in 30 or 40 years.”
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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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