What is the opposite of obtain?

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Opposite of to receive, especially in return for effort
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“Johnson had to forfeit his medal because traces of anabolic steroids were found in his system, and the fastest man on earth fell from grace in a fiery plunge.”
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Opposite of to exist or be the case
“Restrictions will discontinue once all prerequisites are fulfiled.”
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Opposite of to obtain or attain successfully
“We cannot abandon our quest for the Holy Grail now!”
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Opposite of to earn through work or effort
“An inability or disinclination to network with others will likely hamper your career.”
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Opposite of to come into possession of, or to receive in return for effort
“They told him that it was very important not to lose the evidence of aliens.”
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Opposite of to (selectively) take or derive from a source
“Although it was possible for us to originate the text for a subject such as World War II, it would obviously be impossible for us to originate the images.”
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Opposite of to come to an awareness of something
“She tried to hide all evidence of her crime.”
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Opposite of to secure, to obtain
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Opposite of to agree to receive or take receipt of
“He warned the committee that if he were to win, he would refuse his award on philosophical grounds.”
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Opposite of to collect or gather together, especially funds for a given purpose
Distribute these donuts evenly and sparingly to your friends.”
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Opposite of to accept or receive, typically something awarded
“She had worked hard and tried her best, but would ultimately fail at winning a medal during the tournament.”
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Opposite of to evoke or draw out (a reaction, answer, or fact) from someone
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Opposite of to obtain or capture something through force, conquest or victory
“Daenerys leads her army of Unsullied soldiers to liberate the enslaved populace of Slaver's Bay.”
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Opposite of to receive payment for work
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Opposite of to find, or get hold of, by means of conducting a search through various sources
“When finished with the evidence, he must return it to its source.”
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Opposite of to request some product or service or to secure by placing an order
“Kerry had to cancel her holiday booking after an unforeseen work commitment had arisen.”
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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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Opposite of to buy or procure by payment
“The group used the website to sell goods bearing the image and name of the power station, and it hoped to expand its retail operation.”
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Opposite of to catch or develop (a disease or infectious agent)
“He would avert the common cold by avoiding public transport.”
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Opposite of to be a dominant or powerful factor
“One of the most frequently cited reasons why a team can struggle is that strong individual performers are often not team-oriented.”
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(of an illness) Opposite of to catch or contract
“I should recover from my cold within a week or so.”
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