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.”
Noun
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.”
Noun
Opposite of the alleviation of a disease's symptoms without a cure
Noun
Opposite of a renunciation of claims
Noun
Opposite of the act of setting free from the power of another, as from slavery, subjection, dependence, or controlling influence
Noun
Opposite of a judgement or verdict that a person is not guilty of the crime with which they have been charged
Noun
Opposite of forgiveness of sins, in a general sense
Noun
Opposite of an act of saving or being saved from danger, difficulty or confinement
Noun
Opposite of freedom from a responsibility
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!”
Noun
Opposite of the imparting or exchange of previously undisclosed information
Noun
Opposite of an official report on state or military affairs
Noun
Opposite of exemption from a rule or usual requirement
Noun
Opposite of the action of discharging someone from a hospital or from the armed forces or police
“She played a key role in the recruitment and briefing of agents, and became an expert writer of letters in code.”
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.”
Verb
(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 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 release from confinement
“The county would imprison Steven after he was convicted of a crime under controversial circumstances.”
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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 save, rescue, or set someone or something free from
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Opposite of to disclose or tell, usually something that has been hidden or kept secret
“Did the state conceal the truth at any subsequent trial rather than face up to it?”
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Opposite of to declare loudly, openly or publicly
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Opposite of to release from a physical restraint
“They set up a lure to trap the rat that had been plaguing their home.”
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Opposite of to unburden from something undesirable or restrictive
“We should work towards paying off our debt so that we will no longer burden ourselves with these high interest rates.”
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Opposite of to make assets or funds available
“The banks would freeze the politician's bank accounts under instruction from law enforcement.”
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