What is the opposite of protecting?

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Noun
Opposite of protection from harm, damage, loss, or theft
Noun
Opposite of the act of keeping something in a safe or entire state
Noun
Opposite of the act of protecting
“This was a cowardly, savage and vicious attack on a man who was utterly helpless.”
Noun
Opposite of the condition of being protected from danger, risk, or injury
“The student and parents have severed all contact due to circumstances that would constitute endangerment to the student.”
Noun
Opposite of resistance
Verb
(caring for) Opposite of looking after someone or something
Abandoning their young to fend for themselves was a common trait observed in this particular species.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to keep from harm, or to ensure the safety of
“He loosened and then retightened his grip on the sword's decorative hilt, readying himself to attack those who threatened to harm him.”
Adjective
Opposite of intended to protect someone or something
Adjective
Opposite of used or intended to defend or protect
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