What is the opposite of get?

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Opposite of to come into possession of
“I will give my old laptop to my younger brother.”
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Opposite of to receive or be sent something
“I will send the item I sold on eBay through the mail soon.”
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Opposite of to reach a specified state or condition
“The food will stay fresh if you keep it in the refrigerator.”
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Opposite of to catch or apprehend someone
“The authorities would release the suspect after finding out that he had a solid alibi.”
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Opposite of to catch a disease or illness
“It typically takes about a week to recover from a cold or flu.”
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Opposite of to comprehend what someone is saying
“Because he was speaking incoherently, it was easy to misconstrue what he was saying.”
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Opposite of to go somewhere, typically with some degree of difficulty
“I don't feel like going anywhere. Let's just stay here.”
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Opposite of to begin doing something
“We need to stop working immediately as the project is going off the rails in the wrong direction.”
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Opposite of to induce someone to do something
“We must come up with a plan to deter the kids from eating too much sugar.”
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Opposite of to seek retribution
“He's coming to make peace with me after having insulted my pet cat.”
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(usually used in third person form "gets") Opposite of to annoy or irritate
“It does please me when people are considerate.”
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(usually used in third person form "gets") Opposite of to confound or perplex someone
“Her wise words would enlighten me.”
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Opposite of to acquire complete knowledge or skill in
“The school should also be the place to unlearn what has been mistaught.”
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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 be victorious, typically as revenge for a previous defeat
“We may have won, but this playoff series isn't over. We must not lose to them in the next match.”
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Opposite of to kill or execute
“Members of the mob failed to resuscitate their henchmen who had succumbed to heavy fire.”
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Opposite of to know intuitively or by immediate perception
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Opposite of to earn through work or effort
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Opposite of to catch or get a hold of with, or as if with, a hook or trap
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(informal) Opposite of to comprehend or understand something (said)
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(followed by for) Opposite of to look for or seek
“It took an enormous amount of effort to conceal the dwarf, but he was an important key in their plan for the takeover.”
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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 take possession of something, especially forcibly
“Though he can't defeat it, if he can release his hold on the staff, a victory will be won, small though it may be.”
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Opposite of to kill off or put an end to someone or something
“The Vikings were in good spirits, becoming well disposed to Bagnold, and decided to spare him instead of killing him.”
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Opposite of used to tell somebody to leave one alone
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Opposite of to receive a particular treatment
“If you avoid making mistakes, you will never learn from them.”
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Opposite of to contract an illness
“I am hoping to avert hayfever this spring season, but early signs are not promising.”
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Opposite of to motivate one to do something
“It is near impossible for you to demotivate me from playing Call of Duty.”
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Opposite of to get into one's possession
“The street vendor would give me my hot dog once he had finished preparing it.”
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Opposite of to receive payment for work
Noun
Opposite of something that has come into one's possession
“The departure of our senior manager has been a great loss for the company.”
Noun
(dated) Opposite of descendants of a person, animal, or plant
“Modern elephants and woolly mammoths share a common ancestor that split into separate species about 6 million years ago.”
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Opposite of offspring, especially of an animal before or soon after birth
“The parent must always ensure the safety of their children when driving a motor vehicle.”
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