What is the opposite of protect?

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Opposite of to drive danger or attack away from
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“He loosened and then retightened his grip on the sword's decorative hilt, readying himself to attack those who threatened to harm him.”
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Opposite of to set or keep apart from others
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Opposite of to keep in good condition
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Opposite of to preserve (something) by not expending or using it
“Susie loves to utilize her time by reading fantasy and science-fiction novels.”
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Opposite of to keep the state of something or a place in good condition
“It is your duty of care to ensure that you do not damage the rented car.”
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Opposite of hold as sacred
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Opposite of make social acquaintance
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(archaic) Opposite of to grant some particular exemption to
“The Government invited industries and institutions to provide quality medical service because it did not want to burden people with more taxes.”
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Opposite of to vigorously support or defend the cause of
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Opposite of to protect the state of someone or something
“This project has been set up to undermine the opposition's efforts to enact their policies.”
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Opposite of to protect and care for (someone) lovingly
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Opposite of to protect oneself against loss on (a bet or investment) by making balancing or compensating transactions
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Opposite of to take care of temporarily
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Opposite of to treat like a pet
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Opposite of to bring to maturity through care and education
“She would never abandon her children regardless of the circumstances.”
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Opposite of protect with cushioning
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Opposite of to give an alibi to
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