What is the opposite of escape?

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Opposite of to break free from confinement or control
“Rather than purchase his freedom at the expense of his Loyalty, he chose to remain in confinement, and await his fate.”
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Opposite of to succeed in avoiding or eluding someone or something dangerous or unpleasant
“People with diabetes are two times more likely to suffer a heart attack than those without it.”
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Opposite of to be forgotten by
“I've forgotten several important people. It will eventually come to me.”
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(of a liquid, gas or heat) Opposite of to discharge from a container
“As long as the olive oil is properly stored, the bottle will hold the freshness for a while.”
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Opposite of to evade or circumvent by cleverness or trickery
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Opposite of to depart or run away, especially secretly
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Opposite of to retreat or flee from a (hostile) place or situation
“Then he commanded the soldiers to advance, bearing shields so that they were all standing on the river bank.”
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(archaic) Opposite of to flee or run away (from)
“I believe they will come to me for I always had something for them.”
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Opposite of to evade or escape from someone or something, especially by using cunning or skill
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Opposite of to avoid (something undesirable) by luck or skill
“Blok was forced not only to confront his own mortality now that his father had recently died but also his growing anachronism as a poet.”
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Opposite of to pour from, or as from, a container, especially by accident
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Opposite of to escape or avoid narrowly
“We will get stuck amongst the dense crowd of people when it starts to get busy.”
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Opposite of to flee or run away
“We all quickly moved forward down a small ravine and then started up and were told to hold ground.”
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Opposite of to cause (someone) to be unable to pursue one any longer
“Justin Bieber jumped into his limousine but the engine failed and he now had to face his horde of screaming fans.”
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Opposite of part ways
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Opposite of to leave, exit, or become free of
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Opposite of to let someone down by abandoning or neglecting them
“Chase your dreams! We will always be here to support you.”
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Opposite of to leak, seep or discharge liquid or gas
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Opposite of to avoid or circumvent (an obstacle or problem)
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Opposite of to exit from a given situation, place or event
“A wraith-catcher, who had fortuitously been staying in the village the night before, will take Sophie to begin her quest to recover sister.”
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Opposite of to escape punishment for doing something or avoid doing some work
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(fend off) Opposite of to defend against or keep away
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Opposite of to keep away or abstain from
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Opposite of escape
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Opposite of to prevent oneself from
“I indulge myself once a month by eating ice-cream.”
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Opposite of to retreat from something frightening or dangerous
“Despite pundits opining that Joe was out of his depth, he would ultimately still face his imposing opponent.”
Noun
Opposite of an act of breaking free from confinement or control
“After the capture of the rebels, other slaves who managed to escape were also captured.”
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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 a form of temporary distraction
“In its early years, radio was still a personal medium that was listened to alone with the headphones on, allowing for the immersion of oneself in another world.”
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Opposite of an act of avoiding something dangerous or unpleasant
“Not deviating in the least from such restrictions, he tried to endure the affliction through strong resolve.”
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Opposite of the action of fleeing or escaping
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Opposite of the act of breaking out of something
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Opposite of the action of evading something
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Opposite of the act or a means of avoiding something undesirable
“Fearing their involvement in the murder would lead to questions about their whereabouts in town, Langston had realized he needed to cover up their tracks.”
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Opposite of the act or state of eschewing or avoiding something
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Opposite of an instance of leaking
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Opposite of drying up; dissolution
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Opposite of a large amount of money, liquid, or people that moves or is transferred out of a place
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Opposite of the action of going out of or leaving a place
“His entry into town was greeted with silence from the average citizen, and with derision from cattle ranchers.”
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Opposite of an act freeing someone from a responsibility or obligation
“Accounts written by other mariners shipwrecked along the same coast chronicled their brutal enslavement at the hands of ruthless desert nomads.”
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Opposite of the safety from imminent danger provided by a place or location
“Mr. Moto, the famous Asian detective, faces danger at every turn as he tracks diamond smugglers into Puerto Rico.”
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Opposite of an inclination to escape from routine or reality into fantasy
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Opposite of the preservation from danger or harm provided by a place or location
“Should I stay where I am, conserving energy and minimizing exposure to predators, or should I explore my environment, with the possibility of finding food and shelter?”
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