What is the opposite of holds on to?

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To exchange or give up something
“He always changes his ice-cream for mine because he can never make up his mind.”
To make something into something else
“He regularly changes the design of the website once it is out of date.”
Opposite of to let go or release one's hold of
Opposite of to inadvertently drop or leave something or someone behind
Opposite of to step down from one's position or role
“Al would maintain his position as CEO of the project, despite its restructuring.”
Opposite of to arrange for something to belong to, or be officially controlled by, somebody else
“Public lands presently under the state, county, or municipal ownership could be expected to retain the existing administration and management.”
Opposite of to stop associating with
“A good workplace culture will allow you to retain your talented employees.”
(based on the game being played) Opposite of to strike a ball as part of a game
“It is best to retain the ball if you cannot see an open player.”
Opposite of to set aside or reserve for a particular purpose
“You may retain your change as we are a service that does not require tips.”
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 dispatch or send (a document or goods)
“Early biographers claim that he then attended Lincoln's Inn, but the Inn's archives retain no record of him.”
Opposite of to make reference to or speak about briefly or in passing
“She would withhold information about her informant in order to protect his identity.”
Opposite of to throw or launch something in a given direction
“Players can hold the ball for only three seconds at any time.”
(idiomatic) Opposite of to invent, create, or think of
“Being the conniver that he was, Mark would withhold most of his great ideas from the rest of the team.”
(direct at or to) Opposite of to intend a remark, comment or statement for
“Rather than openly stating her disagreement, she would remain silent about her reaction and keep her opinions to herself.”
Opposite of to reveal secrets or gossip
“He may withhold what he regards as his most powerful secrets to maintain a competitive advantage over the other students.”
Opposite of to get rid of
“Why do you like to keep your old belongings? It is only resulting in more clutter around our home!”
Opposite of to give, place or hand back something
“The DVD is not due back for another week, so you can continue to keep it.”
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