What is the opposite of deliver?

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Opposite of to bring or transport something to its destination
“The resident said he would be able to drive to the local shopping center to collect his mail from the post office.”
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Opposite of to hand over or relinquish possession of
“Realizing the power it yields, Moss decides to retain the jewel despite his promise to return it to The Treasury.”
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Opposite of to save, rescue, or set someone or something free from
“Colonel Rall ordered the regiment to arms, mounted his horse, and sent out patrols to capture the rebels.”
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Opposite of to state in a formal manner
“Nothing is worse than preparing an audience to hear a speech on one topic only to have the speaker announce that the topic has been changed.”
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Opposite of to provide or produce (something promised or expected)
“The boy's confidence in her hospitality touched Mrs. Bhaer, and she could not find the heart to disappoint his hope, and spoil his kind little plan.”
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Opposite of to proceed or turn out in a specified way
“You can devise a wonderful new machine, but if it doesn't address real and important needs or desires, people won't buy it, and your business will fail.”
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(of a blow, ball, or attack) Opposite of to launch or aim (something) towards a given target
“Carlos fell on the first round, then continued to receive blows from his opponent afterward.”
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Opposite of to disburden or free oneself of someone or something that is unwanted
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Opposite of to present formally for discussion or consideration
“The politician would recant his statement when it caused a public outcry.”
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Opposite of to remove, save or rescue from danger or harm
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Opposite of give to others
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Opposite of to declare or announce in a formal or solemn way
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Opposite of to put on a public performance
“The artist would cancel his scheduled performance after coming down with an illness.”
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Opposite of to pick up or fetch something
“Don't abandon your brother at the train station!”
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Opposite of to bring forward into existence or to introduce
“I question the validity of Superman's ability to conceal his identity solely behind a pair of glasses.”
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Opposite of to give to
“They may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom!”
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(avoid) Opposite of to give birth to
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(perish) Opposite of to give birth to
“Dinosaurs would perish as a result of asteroids, or so the theory goes.”
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Opposite of to give what is needed or desired
“You can bring some food for the party, and I will gladly consume it.”
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Opposite of to remove from suspicion or guilt
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Opposite of to move (someone or something) from one place to another
“I leave the first lot of passengers at the resort and then return to the Bay to pick up the remaining tourists.”
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Opposite of to set free from a difficult situation
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Opposite of to inflict a physical blow on someone
“As Grant goes on the offensive again and lands a couple of lefts, Jones looks surprised and begins to miss easy jabs.”
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Opposite of to deliver a shot or punch
“Out of fear of hurting himself, this actor will learn to pull his punch at just the right instant.”
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Opposite of to be capable of supplying
“Unfortunately, based on our calculations, wind farms will be deficient for our total national energy requirement.”
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(abandon to) Opposite of to give (oneself) over to something, especially unrestrainedly
“Kramer believes that Sister Roberta cannot resist the lure of the animal.”
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Opposite of to dispatch or send (a document or goods)
“Early biographers claim that he then attended Lincoln's Inn, but the Inn's archives retain no record of him.”
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Opposite of flow into
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Opposite of to pass or transfer from one person or entity to another
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Opposite of to read or say aloud something that is written
“He did not keep quiet until he had read some three hundred books on the animal, beginning with the folios published.”
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Opposite of make ceremonially clean
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(of a measuring instrument) Opposite of to indicate a specified measurement or figure
“Landmarks detected from speckle points rather than anatomical information may misregister and incorporate inaccurate pixel matches into the overall image registration.”
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Opposite of to refer (a matter for decision) to an authority
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(law, of a debt) Opposite of to remit or discharge
“They will hold someone to account if any damages are found.”
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