What is the opposite of lose?

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(find) Opposite of to be unable to find something or someone
“Tim would find his keys in between all the clutter that had piled up on his desk.”
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(discover) Opposite of to be unable to find something or someone
“The leprechaun would discover a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.”
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(hold on to) Opposite of to inadvertently drop or leave something or someone behind
“I would hold on to my headphones to ensure that I did not lose them as I disembarked the train.”
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(reclaim) Opposite of to inadvertently drop or leave something or someone behind
“Thankfully, we would recover our luggage when it was located by the airline.”
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(of a game or contest) Opposite of to fail to win
“He would win against his opponent, a fitting finale to the hard work and training he had put in over the last few months.”
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Opposite of to cease to have or retain something
“Over the course of several years, Stacey would accumulate a lot of money through some very prudent investments.”
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Opposite of to cause (someone) to be unable to pursue one any longer
“Justin Bieber jumped into his limousine but the engine failed and he now had to face his horde of screaming fans.”
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Opposite of to wander or go astray from
“We would follow the trail closely during our hike so as not to get lost.”
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(lose oneself) Opposite of to lose one's sense of direction
“By using a compass, we would find our bearings again.”
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(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.”
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Opposite of to involve or engage in deeply
“Just ignore the music if it's not really your thing.”
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(informal) Opposite of to get rid off
“Your overall outfit looks horrible, but I would keep the shoes as they look decent.”
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(keep) Opposite of to throw away (something unwanted or useless)
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(acquire) Opposite of to throw away (something unwanted or useless)
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(keep) Opposite of to throw away (something unwanted or useless)
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Opposite of to be unable to find something
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Opposite of to use or expend carelessly, extravagantly, or to no purpose
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Opposite of to evade or escape from someone or something, especially by using cunning or skill
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Opposite of to involve the loss or sacrifice of
“His courage and sense of fairness would gain him many friends and attract widespread attention.”
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Opposite of to not be able to experience or take advantage of (an opportunity or chance)
“Josh decided that he wished to experience the life-changing experience of climbing up Mount Everest.”
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Opposite of to cause to feel less close or friendly
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Opposite of to reduce drastically
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To decrease in number, amount, intensity, or quality
“Our profits would continue to fall due to the regression in the quality of our products.”
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Opposite of to immerse or occupy oneself in something
“When I go about my day and start thinking negative thoughts, I try to distract myself by changing something in my environment.”
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Opposite of to remove or clear a block or obstruction from
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Opposite of be unable to follow
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Opposite of to throw away (something unwanted or useless)
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Opposite of to lose by inadvertently leaving behind
“Remember to take all your belongings with you after you finish your lunch.”
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Opposite of to completely bungle (an opportunity)
“Well aware that he'd never again have the chance to commit himself wholly to the undertaking of such a mammoth project, Larry was determined to maximize his opportunity.”
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