What is the opposite of release?

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Noun
Opposite of the action or process of releasing or being released
“Under our system of criminal law, a person accused of a crime must bear the consequences of arrest and incarceration until trial.”
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Opposite of a published statement or the act of revealing something
Withholding of information is considered perjury within the framework of many justice systems.”
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Opposite of a publication, version or launch of a given product
“The celebrity requested a suppression on the publication of the defamatory piece.”
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Opposite of the act of sending forth or putting into circulation
Containment of gases is only part of the question of clean manufacture.”
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Opposite of the action or process of releasing or being released
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Opposite of freedom from a particular responsibility
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Opposite of the alleviation of a disease's symptoms without a cure
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Opposite of the act of ordering or allowing someone to leave a place or position
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Opposite of an act or instance of waiving a right or claim
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Opposite of a judgement or verdict that a person is not guilty of the crime with which they have been charged
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Opposite of an official report, especially on state or military affairs
“The Emperor visited the camp at Chalons and presented a speech addressed to the soldiers who took part in the Italian campaign of 1859.”
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Opposite of forgiveness of sins, in a general sense
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Opposite of the act or process of extricating or disentangling
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Opposite of an act of saving or being saved from danger, difficulty or confinement
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(usually "light relief") Opposite of a feeling of reassurance and relaxation following release from anxiety or distress
“I have become somewhat delicate because of so much concern over my health in recent years.”
Noun
Opposite of the removal of stress or discomfort
“I always felt guilty for burdening him with my past, and he didn't need any more stress in his life.”
Noun
(music) A popular song released and sold (on any format)
“I can't wait for Miley's next single!”
Verb
Opposite of to allow or enable to escape from confinement
“They would hold him in shackles while interrogating him.”
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Opposite of to let go off
“Get a good pair of tongs to grip on to your food tightly.”
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Opposite of to give off or expel
“Aluminum was used to contain the liquid hydrogen in the instrument.”
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Opposite of to declare loudly, openly or publicly
“The district attorney said he did not withhold any information from the defense.”
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Opposite of to discharge from a job or position
“After the screening process, the board decided to employ Gareth, as he was the standout candidate.”
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Opposite of to put on the market
“Following some much-publicized issues, the company has decided to abort its plans to release a new version of their app.”
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(suppress) Opposite of to cause to dissipate
“I would suppress my anxiety until the stress became unbearable.”
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(swell) Opposite of to cause to dissipate
“I made the mistake of allowing the pressure to build up over time.”
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Opposite of to make available
“We need to keep all of our employees in-house during an emergency.”
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(law, of a debt) Opposite of to remit or discharge
“They will hold someone to account if any damages are found.”
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Opposite of to unfasten something tied, fastened, or fixed in place
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Opposite of to expel or discharge from a body or container
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Opposite of to remove, save or rescue from danger or harm
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Opposite of to emit or discharge from a container, space, or one's body
“As the bucket is pulled toward the machine, it will dig and load the bucket with the material being excavated.”
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Opposite of to emit or issue from a source
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Opposite of to not subject to punishment or action
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Opposite of to express a thought, action or feeling, especially under rare circumstances
“Charles found it difficult to conceal his feelings for Ava when they embarked on a first date.”
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Opposite of to promote the use, sale, or acceptance of
“The supermarket has decided to pull some of its products from the shelves.”
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Opposite of to remove or rescue (someone) from danger or harm
“We must ensure that we do not endanger the wildlife in our national parks.”
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Opposite of to save, rescue, or set someone or something free from
“Colonel Rall ordered the regiment to arms, mounted his horse, and sent out patrols to capture the rebels.”
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Opposite of to push or thrust out
“Theoretically, it is simple to just pull the rope through the anchor.”
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(media) Opposite of to publish or broadcast
“If you have ever taped movies from television, you will know how films often cut to accommodate commercials or censor controversial scenes.”
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