What is the opposite of give?

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Opposite of to transfer the possession of something to someone
“Edith would gratefully take the doll her father gave her.”
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Opposite of to provide as an act of charity
“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 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 an infection, illness, or disease to someone
“We were able to contain the infection and prevent the patient from giving it to others.”
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Opposite of to set before the mind for consideration
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Opposite of to produce as revenue
“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 be unsuccessful
“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 make reference to or speak about briefly but specifically
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Opposite of to state in a formal manner
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(treat to) Opposite of to pay the bill for someone else
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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 furnish freely or naturally with some power, quality, or attribute
“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 cause to pass to a successor or substitute, as duties or power
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Opposite of to furnish freely or naturally with some power, quality, or attribute
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Opposite of to surrender to arguments, demands, or pressure
“The rebels vowed to resist any attack by the military and to fight on for independence.”
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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
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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 to collapse or burst inward violently
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Opposite of to go to a lower level especially abruptly
Noun
Opposite of the capacity to bend or stretch under pressure
“The carpenters applied additional laths to ensure the structure's rigidity.”
Noun
Opposite of the space in or through which a mechanism can or does move
“She criticized the narrowness of the parking spaces at this key central location.”
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