What is the opposite of held?

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Adjective
Opposite of grasped
Adjective
Opposite of to have formed a reasoning in the mind about
“It is a commonly known fact that as soon as one area of your life improves, your sense of well-being follows.”
Adjective
Opposite of accepted by supposition rather than as a result of proof
Adjective
Opposite of in a state of being imprisoned or incarcerated
Adjective
Opposite of preoccupied with something to the exclusion of everything else
Adjective
Opposite of having inhabitants
Adjective
Opposite of retained
Adjective
Opposite of completely fascinated or absorbed by what one is seeing or hearing
Adjective
Opposite of kept in one's possession
Adjective
Opposite of kept specially for a particular person
Adjective
Opposite of to be continuously haunted or possessed by something, especially negative emotions, ideas or desires
“She was an incredibly strong woman, untroubled by the common stresses and anxieties associated with nursing.”
Adjective
Opposite of widely reported without evidence
“Who knows what the true facts of this case are, but there is certainly more to it than meets the eye.”
Verb
Opposite of to have considered
“I disregarded any rigid or mechanical rule in policy-making.”
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Opposite of to have taken control of with one's hands
“The child released her mother's hand and ran off to play once they reached the park.”
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(of a place or position) Opposite of to have occupied
“We reluctantly forfeited our prime, first-row seats at the concert because we had another urgent matter to attend to.”
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Opposite of to have allowed or had room for
“The school barred any student who failed to meet the minimum academic requirements.”
Verb
Opposite of past tense for to be in possession of
“You appear to lack the funds required to complete this purchase.”
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Opposite of past tense for to have as a belief or opinion
“He and his employers refute accusations that his style of investigation constitutes entrapment.”
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Opposite of past tense for to allow or have room for
“The local townsfolk would crowd into town for their annual Oktoberfest celebrations.”
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(of a meeting, function, etc.) Opposite of past tense for to conduct or organize
“The director decided to cancel the conference due to a potentially low turnout.”
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Opposite of past tense for to keep going
“Lingering showers will eventually end across the Central and Eastern coastal areas.”
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Opposite of past tense for to keep from exceeding an acceptable degree or level
“The gas would cause me to release a loud belch.”
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Opposite of past tense for to embrace by holding closely
“He managed to push away his assailant before escaping.”
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Opposite of past tense for to keep in one's mind
“You need to forget her if you want to move forward with your life.”
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Opposite of past tense for to keep under custody
“Jack Walsh would release Jonathan Mardukas after a midnight run to Los Angeles.”
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Opposite of past tense for to maintain the focus or attention of others
“You will lose your audience if your speech is boring.”
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Opposite of past tense for to point or direct (an object)
“It is best to dismiss a moving target as they are more difficult to hit.”
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Opposite of past tense for to be, or to remain, valid or available
“Once you leave the premises, it will invalidate your ticket and you will not be able to re-enter the compound.”
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(of a phone conversation) Opposite of past tense for to stay on the line
“I will hang up the call if she continues to be belligerent and unreasonable on the phone.”
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