What is the opposite of liberate?

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Opposite of to set (someone) free from imprisonment, slavery, or oppression
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Opposite of to set free, especially from entanglement or difficulty
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Opposite of to free from embarrassment
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Opposite of to remove or rescue (someone) from danger or harm
“We must ensure that we do not endanger the wildlife in our national parks.”
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Opposite of to steal
“The council would decide that the best way to move forward would be to give the land to the natives.”
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Opposite of to disburden or free oneself of someone or something that is unwanted
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Opposite of to appropriate or lay claim to something for oneself without right
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Opposite of to take something without permission
“The visitor then condemned the absent hebdomadary, ordering him to return the stolen possessions to the parishioners of Pujarnol.”
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Opposite of to release someone from confinement or captivity
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Opposite of to take for one's own benefit, typically without permission
“This document has been designed to bestow some dignity to those who toil thanklessly in the vineyards of art.”
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Opposite of to relieve (someone or something) of a load
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Opposite of to relieve of an imputation by apology or defense
“He sat down together with Gwen to scrutinize Gibbons's letters, looking for anything he had written that could be used to hold him to his promise.”
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Opposite of to rescue or remove from a bad situation
“Kate would put him in danger by asking him to help a man she knows is not entitled to such help.”
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Opposite of to unburden from something undesirable or restrictive
“We should work towards paying off our debt so that we will no longer burden ourselves with these high interest rates.”
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Opposite of liberate or relax
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Opposite of make available
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Opposite of to set free, especially from entanglement or difficulty
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Opposite of to send away or order to leave
“They are struck by his pressing need to go out to the peripheries and invite sinners and social outcasts into his Kingdom.”
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