What is the opposite of occupy?

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Opposite of to hold or engage the attention of
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Opposite of seize, take over
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Opposite of to populate
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Opposite of to hold or engage the attention of
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Opposite of to be occupied with an activity
“I typically free myself from any strenuous activities whenever I need a break.”
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Opposite of to hold or engage 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 loot, plunder or invade by force
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Opposite of to be involved in
“As I am stretched for time, I will need to disengage myself from any additional activities or responsibilities.”
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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 confront through the use of military force
“The elves flanked their dwarven brethren to help defend the castle against the onslaught from the orcs.”
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Opposite of to pass time in a leisurely manner
“When I was young, I would slave away at the family farm for most of my days.”
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Opposite of to distract, or to occupy or draw one's attention or thoughts
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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 worry or vex
“Plummeting house prices would delight us as we would finally be able to afford our first home.”
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Opposite of to use, empty or drain completely
“I couldn't actually read my data because it was encrypted and compressed to save on hard-drive space.”
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Opposite of to rule or have power over
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Opposite of to satisfy or fulfill (a want, requirement, or need)
“Over the course of the week, Barry tried out a few arguments for why he did not breach his contract.”
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Opposite of to have as a home
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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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Opposite of to protect or defend someone or something
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