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What is the opposite of give up?

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Opposite of to yield to someone or something
“The entrenched Turks were strong enough to withstand the attack of the Bulgarian forces.”
(of an activity) Opposite of to stop or quit
“The team will continue with their drills until the coach is satisfied with their performance.”
Opposite of to abandon hope
“His career is enough to inspire struggling thespians everywhere.”
Opposite of to hand over (something), typically for legal or financial reasons
“Whatever benefits have already accrued to you, you'll be allowed to keep.”
Opposite of to sacrifice (something valuable), especially for moral or practical reasons
“There is a possibility that you might have jaundice in later life, but after a complete rest, you can keep playing tennis.”
Opposite of to uncover that which was hidden or kept secret
“They are secretive and withhold information not only from the rest of the world, but even from their own organizations.”
Opposite of to hand over or relinquish possession of
“Realizing the power it yields, Moss decides to retain the jewel despite his promise to return it to The Treasury.”
(of time or an opportunity) Opposite of to fail to take advantage of
“Be sure to take this opportunity that only comes around once in a lifetime.”
Opposite of to keep or withhold oneself from something
“While I was on holiday, I would indulge in plenty of delicious desserts.”
Opposite of to quit or stop a habit
Opposite of to give something towards a cause
“Rudolph would receive some much-needed donations for his medical bills.”
Opposite of to agree to give up or do without
Opposite of to be finished, or end relations, with
Opposite of to stop operating
“You will need some batteries to get that little engine to work.”
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