What is the opposite of cop?

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Verb
Opposite of to take possession of
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Opposite of to take possession or control of something, especially something elusive
“Despite his efforts to retrieve it in the first place, Harvey would have to relinquish the relic to save Peyton.”
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Opposite of to arrest or take into lawful or authorized custody
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(of a criminal or fugitive) Opposite of to take into custody
“Failing to lay any legitimate charges on her, they would eventually discharge Sally.”
Verb
Opposite of obtain in exchange for payment
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Opposite of to earn through work or effort
“An inability or disinclination to network with others will likely hamper your career.”
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Opposite of to receive as return for payment or effort
Verb
Opposite of to grab, seize or take something suddenly or forcibly
“Filled with a guilty conscience, Bernie would later return the elderly couple's jewelry.”
Verb
(idiomatic) Opposite of to come into one's possession, usually unexpectedly
“Through a lack of financial acumen, he would eventually lose most of his wealth.”
Noun
Opposite of a member of a police force, especially one who is male
Noun
Opposite of a person who protects or defends something
Noun
(the heat, slang) Opposite of the police or law enforcement
“These children, they said, were destined to become wastrels, neurotic misfits or criminals.”
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