What is the opposite of put?

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Verb
Opposite of to move to or place in a particular position
“The lady had asked politely for the young man to remove his bag from the seat next to him.”
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Opposite of to present for consideration
“The company said that they permitted the woman to withdraw her application for admission into the country.”
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Opposite of to issue, establish or apply as a charge, fine or penalty
“The unions hailed the decision as a victory and called on the trusts to abolish the charges permanently.”
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Opposite of to convey or express in a particular way or manner
“I understand that you don't quite agree with that?”
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Opposite of to assign to a given category
“Work was essential, and it was also the one thing that could remove one from the category of being poor.”
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Opposite of to estimate or judge
“We buy a commodity by means of another, but in order to know the value of the former, we need to know the value of the latter.”
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Opposite of to allocate or assign to
“Instead of revealing the name of the culprit, Raja decided to take the fall for the mistake.”
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Opposite of to gamble (money or something else of value) on the outcome of an event
“I do not think I am a lucky person, and besides, I would rather save my money than gamble it.”
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Opposite of to be placed in an undesirable position or location
“He didn't kill his wife, so drop the charges and release him.”
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Opposite of to arrange or place something in a certain spot or position
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Opposite of to place or set in an upright or specified position
Lay the map flat on the ground or on a table and use your compass to align it so that the magnetic north arrow points north.”
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Opposite of to put forward one's questions
“Let me address the question you have posed.”
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Opposite of to put or place something in a given location or position
“She would take a ruler and measure its length exactly.”
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Opposite of to convey or express in a particular way or manner
“He recounted the times that he would repress feelings of anger during his childhood.”
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Opposite of to express something definitely or clearly in speech or writing
“I heard her mumble something under her breath as she was escorted out of the building.”
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Opposite of to place or leave something at a given place or location
“You can collect the car once servicing has been completed.”
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(of an abstract quality) Opposite of to assign to someone or something
“Stephanie would misplace her trust in her shady lawyer who then went on to lose her lawsuit against Donny.”
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Opposite of make or become adjusted, adapted
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Opposite of to have put forward one's questions
“I addressed the question he had posed to us.”
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Opposite of to rephrase words or translate them into another language
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Opposite of to place or throw something (somewhere) in a haphazard manner
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Opposite of to gamble
“Jarrod is the kind of guy who likes to play it safe.”
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Opposite of to throw or launch something in a given direction
“He can catch the ball in traffic as well as anyone in the league, and he's lethal after the catch.”
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Opposite of try to figure out through estimation or hypothesis
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Opposite of take a chance on winning
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Opposite of to put securely in place or in the desired position
“You may unfasten your seatbelt once the plane has come to a complete stop.”
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Opposite of to apply as a coating
“As we were never allowed a second slice, the only thing to do was to scrape the burnt bits off the toast with a knife.”
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Opposite of to issue, establish or apply as a charge, fine or penalty
“The audits either rejected the inflated invoices or required the contractors to reimburse the money.”
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Opposite of to free from fear or terror
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Opposite of to physically place in a given location
“The tech company decided it would be prudent to leave Silicon Valley after many years of being established there.”
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Opposite of to offend the modesty or values of
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Opposite of to make smooth, glossy or shiny by rubbing, cleaning, or grinding
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Opposite of to bother or cause unease to one's mental or emotional state
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Opposite of to issue, establish or apply as a charge, fine or penalty
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Opposite of to have set up on a long-term basis
“After many years, the tech company closed down its headquarters in Silicon Valley.”
Noun
Opposite of an act of throwing something
“Worsley moved across, made a brilliant catch, and sent the ball high into the air with a one-handed jerk behind his back.”
Adjective
Opposite of left somewhere when not in use
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