What is the opposite of discharge?

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Opposite of to release from the custody or restraint of the law
“The House of Lords may imprison an individual for any fixed period of time, but an individual imprisoned by the House of Commons is set free upon prorogation.”
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Opposite of to dismiss from duty or employment
“He was exceptional in the interview and was the best candidate by a country mile, and I had no option but to employ him.”
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Opposite of to fire (a gun or missile)
“Ricks had given the order to hold fire unless absolutely necessary.”
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Opposite of to emit, throw or give off
“Textile measurements are taken at standard temperature and humidity because fibers can absorb moisture from the air.”
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Opposite of to unload or discharge, typically cargo
“Marek opened the car door and began to load the bags onto the back seat, and wedged them behind the seats with his foot.”
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Opposite of to carry out one's responsibility
“Your efforts to shift your responsibilities represent a gross failure to fulfill your own duties.”
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Opposite of to clear a debt or pay what is owed
“Many creditors feared that, as a result of the war, the country might repudiate its debt.”
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Opposite of to annul or dismiss
“The court in criminal cases enjoys discretion to allow the prosecution to call additional evidence.”
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Opposite of to cascade or issue forth from somewhere
“Each drawer will be clearly marked and will be lined with bin liners for easy disposal and to ensure that the liquid is contained.”
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Opposite of to bring about or cause something to happen
“The president would end the policies enacted by his predecessor as soon as he was in office.”
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Opposite of to send away or order to leave
“They are struck by his pressing need to go out to the peripheries and invite sinners and social outcasts into his Kingdom.”
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Opposite of to do, carry through, conduct, or perform some action
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Opposite of to shoot or discharge a projectile, pulse or stream via a weapon or device
“The detective sighed and motioned toward his partner, who proceeded to sheath his gun and then walk toward the International Satellite.”
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Opposite of to unload or discharge, typically cargo
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Opposite of to pay or give what is owed
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Opposite of to act in accordance with the terms of
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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 come to an end or conclusion
“The footage will start in a few minutes!”
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Opposite of to fulfill one's role, obligation or duty
“He does not abandon his duties as a husband, father, community leader, or worker just because the journey becomes tedious or boring.”
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Opposite of to release from the armed forces
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Opposite of to (forcibly) remove from a (usually prominent) position or role
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Opposite of an act of releasing someone, especially from the custody or restraint of the law
“This man had conducted himself with propriety during his imprisonment, and given evidence of reform, will, at the expiration of his term, be restored to citizenship.”
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Opposite of the action of discharging someone from a hospital or from the armed forces or police
“She played a key role in the recruitment and briefing of agents, and became an expert writer of letters in code.”
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Opposite of the action of firing a gun or missile
“A crucial element in shock action was the holding of fire until the enemy was at a very close range.”
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Opposite of the triggering of a bomb or explosive device
“Even though the disarming of bombs is a highly technical skill, the hazards inherent in this kind of work are similar to the hazards of firefighting.”
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Opposite of the action of unloading
“By ten, we are back with the cattle trailer, and the loading of boxes begins.”
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Opposite of the action of fulfilling a responsibility or duty
“If the employee is unfit for work due to illness the nonfulfilment of his duties of course does not constitute a breach of the contract.”
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Opposite of the action of putting something into operation
“There are many instances when misapplication of equipment is brought about by a lack of knowledge on the part of management as well as of equipment salesmen.”
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Opposite of the payment of a debt
“If they do not repay debt, growth and development may occur where the repudiation of debt has the support of the majority of the population.”
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Opposite of the action of discharging a liquid, gas, or other substance
“A number of simple chemical concepts can be used to produce improvements in the containment of toxic materials.”
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Opposite of a substance that has been discharged
“Together with Chlorine, Potassium can help to reduce water retention in the body.”
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(mass noun) Opposite of the execution or accomplishment of a task or series of tasks
“Constant failure in the industry had prompted him to rethink his career and consider a change.”
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Opposite of a sudden loud, sharp noise
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Opposite of an act, or the state, of streaming or flowing out, especially rapidly
“The City Center division has to supply additional manpower to maintain law and order due to the large influx of supporters converging on the City Center.”
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Opposite of the act of excreting
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Opposite of the act of ordering or allowing someone to leave
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Opposite of that which is emitted or sent out
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Opposite of the action of forcing someone to leave an organization
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Opposite of a violent shattering or blowing apart of something
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Opposite of a leakage of gas, liquid, or heat from a container
Storage of nitrogen in a wetland is only a temporary measure, whether nitrogen is assimilated into biomass or absorbed by the soil.”
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Opposite of forgiveness of sins, in a general sense
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Opposite of a judgement or verdict that a person is not guilty of the crime with which they have been charged
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Opposite of a substance or form of radiation given off by something
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Opposite of an instance of leaking
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