What is the opposite of hold?

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Opposite of to physically grip or grasp something
“The coach could not understand why Dano was so hesitant to release the ball during tackles.”
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Opposite of to be in possession of
“You appear to lack the funds required to complete this purchase.”
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Opposite of to have as an opinion
“He and his employers refute accusations that his style of investigation constitutes entrapment.”
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Opposite of to make 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 to conduct or organize
“The director decided to cancel the conference due to a potentially low turnout.”
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Opposite of to keep going
“Lingering showers will eventually end across the Central and Eastern coastal areas.”
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Opposite of 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 to embrace by holding closely
“He managed to push away his assailant before escaping.”
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Opposite of 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 to keep under custody
“Jack Walsh would release Jonathan Mardukas after a midnight run to Los Angeles.”
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Opposite of to maintain the focus or attention of others
“You will lose your audience if your speech is boring.”
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Opposite of to have as one's role or occupation
“After several years of leading the club, Luke would relinquish his role as captain.”
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Opposite of to point or turn (something) toward a target or goal
“It is best to dismiss a moving target as they are more difficult to hit.”
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Opposite of 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 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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Opposite of to hold an opinion
“I doubt that the president should be spending so much time on social media.”
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Opposite of to postpone from being dealt with
“We would like to advance our meeting to discuss the critical timelines for this project!”
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Opposite of to consider or think of in a specified way
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Opposite of to give reasons or cite evidence in support of an idea, action, or theory
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Opposite of to store or set aside for future use
“If you continue to waste your points, you will have no credits left on your rewards card.”
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Opposite of to limit or restrict
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(bore) Opposite of to hold the attention of
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(distract) Opposite of to hold the attention of
“I managed to maintain a controlled line but the headache and dizziness were starting to distract me.”
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Opposite of to keep or intend for a special purpose
“I always use anything I purchase straight away, or at least as soon as possible.”
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Opposite of to strengthen or stabilize
“The lies are just the latest attempt to destabilize a fractured country.”
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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 judge and form an opinion of the value of
“It is important to know the value of stamps before buying them.”
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Opposite of to feel or manipulate with the hands
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Opposite of to keep within a structure or container
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Opposite of to hold (something) at a fixed level or in a fixed state for a period of time
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Opposite of to have someone over at one's home for a party or visit
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To regard as an opinion
“Whilst some people might find your brutal honesty a breath of fresh air, I consider it rather arrogant and rude.”
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Opposite of to have as part of normal stock
“Our grocery store will generally disregard produce that is past the expiry date.”
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Opposite of to regulate the speed or amount of something given or administered
“Do not rush the amount of information that you provide to the learner at any one time.”
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Opposite of to hold to something firmly as if by adhesion
“It is advisable to rip it the bandaid off quickly rather than to gently separate it from the skin.”
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Opposite of to do what is required by the terms of
“He would later break his contract to join another organization.”
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Opposite of to set, or to serve as, a limit to
“If you ignore the warnings and choose to exceed the speed limit, you put yourself and everyone else on the road at risk.”
Noun
Opposite of power or control
“Their inability to maintain peace is further proof of their impotence.”
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Opposite of a way of holding something or the act of holding it
“The release of the ball is pivotal to a good serving technique.”
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Opposite of a solid grip with one's feet
“A slip on this rugged terrain can cause serious injury.”
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Opposite of control or dominion over something
“He demanded total subservience to his authority.”
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(hold of) Opposite of the knowledge gained from understanding or knowing something
“This mess is the result of our misapprehension of the situation.”
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Opposite of an area where items are stored
“Now, anyone with too much money and enough ambition can produce useless plastic junk that will end up in a landfill.”
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Opposite of the state of being held in lawful custody
“After many years, his discharge from prison was finally at hand.”
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Opposite of to be under the hold or grasp of
“Thankfully, he was vaccinated, and his immunity against the deadly virus was assured.”
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Opposite of the innermost part
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Opposite of an interpretation of something created in the mind
“Your ignorance has rendered you incapable of responding positively to human interaction.”
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Opposite of a structure that complements or supplements something else
“Before induction into a specific branch of the armed forces, recruits undergo at least nine weeks of basic military training.”
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Opposite of the power or right to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience
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Opposite of the state of having, owning, or controlling something
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Opposite of a firm or secure grip, especially with one's feet
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