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What is the opposite of devote?

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Opposite of to dedicate set apart for a particular purpose
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Opposite of to provide, or transfer possession of, something to someone
“The snobbish community would selfishly withhold their time and money, ignoring the family in their time of need.”
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Opposite of to store or set aside for future use
“If you continue to waste your points, you will have no credits left on your rewards card.”
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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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Opposite of to put (all of something) towards a goal or endeavor
“Brian finds out there are two separate pop tart instructions, in case he finds one too difficult, abandon all efforts on one, and get onto something a bit easier.”
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Opposite of to sanctify or make holy
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Opposite of to be involved in
“As I am stretched for time, I will need to disengage myself from any additional activities or responsibilities.”
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Opposite of to sacrifice (something valuable), especially for moral or practical reasons
“There is a possibility that you might have jaundice in later life, but after a complete rest, you can keep playing tennis.”
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Opposite of bend and give way under pressure or strain
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(somewhat rare) Opposite of to occupy (oneself) diligently
“If you continue to procrastinate and twiddle your thumbs, you will never get anything done.”
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Opposite of to make use of
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Opposite of to hand over or expend as payment
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Opposite of to pay up or give up something
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