What is the opposite of paying?

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Adjective
Opposite of producing a profit
Adjective
Opposite of very productive, profitable
Adjective
Opposite of rich, affluent, or financially prosperous
“There is an impoverished community of farmers just on the outer reaches of this city.”
Adjective
Opposite of having achieved a goal or set of goals
“Their attempts to finish the race were unsuccessful due to an incoming storm.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of offering something as payment
Noun
Opposite of the payment of a debt
“If they do not repay debt, growth and development may occur where the repudiation of debt has the support of the majority of the population.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to give (someone) money that is due for work done, goods received, or a debt incurred
“In a brutal rejection of the insurance chief's leadership, 59% of investors decided to repudiate his pay package.”
Verb
(of a business or activity) Opposite of present participle for to be profitable
“When holidaymakers coming to the area cancel their plans, hoteliers lose.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to earn from one's employment
“There are some people who all too often squander their earnings in ostentatious expenditure.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to be advantageous
“If there is a concern that people's emotional expressions will relay information that they do not want to be shared because it will disadvantage them, they will attempt to suppress them.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to hand over as payment
“This committee feels that to deny him payment for the work he performed since he was not aware of the fact that he was violating the law, would be doing him a great injustice.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to hand over or transfer the amount due of (a debt, wages, etc.)
“I question whether I am within the reasonable ground to withhold the payment due to the property damage.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to hire (somebody) for work or a job
“I had to discharge an employee for doing his job so poorly.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to suffer misfortune as a consequence of an action
“It's only for this special occasion that an exception has been made because we wanted to reward all of you for your hard work.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to give (attention, respect, or a compliment) to (someone)
“Everyone reasonably demands that others should not deprive him of honor or esteem as well as of his goods.”
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