What is the opposite of give?

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(withhold) 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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(receive) Opposite of to provide, or transfer possession of, something to someone
“He was unlucky not to receive an Oscar nomination for his touching and subtle performance, which betters any of his previous work.”
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Opposite of to entrust a personal property or belonging to someone
“After a series of losses, he would withdraw his financial affairs from the investment company.”
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Opposite of to alter in shape or succumb under physical pressure
“The large wooden doors would hold up despite being repeatedly pummeled by the invaders.”
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Opposite of to provide in payment
“I would rather save my money than spend it on that car.”
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Opposite of to make known an idea, emotion or opinion
“Due to the sensitive nature of this matter, everyone here must suppress their opinion.”
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Opposite of to transmit or spread over an area, space or population
“We were able to contain the infection and prevent the patient from giving it to others.”
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Opposite of to state explicitly
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Opposite of to contribute something, typically money towards a cause
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Opposite of to provide with a quality, ability, or asset
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Opposite of to grant something to someone
“He was still considered a threat and the government would subsequently deny his right to return to the country.”
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Opposite of to endow with a quality, ability, or asset
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Opposite of to pay out, usually from a public fund or treasury
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Opposite of to collapse or burst inward violently
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Opposite of to yield or produce as a result of an investment of money, time or effort
“For the simple case of a competitive market, it would appear that producers might well lose profits from increased metering.”
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Opposite of to fail, especially in spectacular fashion
“You must possess the will to succeed if you want to be rich and famous!”
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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 be capable of supplying
“Unfortunately, based on our calculations, wind farms will be deficient for our total national energy requirement.”
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Opposite of to bestow an award or prize for merit or achievement
“To deprive children of this most basic human right is unethical.”
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Opposite of to mention as an example or reference
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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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(treat to) Opposite of to pay the bill for someone else
“I'll pay for it, or we'll go Dutch on the bill, if that offends your sensitivities.”
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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 give or hold (a party)
“We were invited to attend a function that night in the school's auditorium.”
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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 endow with a quality, ability, or asset
“Claims that the woman invoked a loa to curse him with insanity are invalidated by a complete lack of proof that he ever became insane.”
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Opposite of to pass or transfer from one person or entity to another
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Opposite of bend and give way under pressure or strain
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Opposite of to put (all of something) towards
“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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(of an abstract quality) Opposite of to assign to someone or something
“Stephanie would misplace her trust in her shady lawyer who then went on to lose her lawsuit against Donny.”
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Opposite of the capacity to bend or stretch under pressure
“The carpenters applied additional laths to ensure the structure's rigidity.”
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Opposite of a varying degree or amount of freedom or flexibility
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