What is the opposite of releasing?

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Opposite of present participle for to allow or enable to escape from confinement
“They would hold him in shackles while interrogating him.”
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Opposite of present participle for to let go off
“Get a good pair of tongs to grip on to your food tightly.”
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Opposite of present participle for to give off or expel
“Aluminum was used to contain the liquid hydrogen in the instrument.”
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Opposite of present participle for 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 present participle for 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 present participle for 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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(suppressing) Opposite of present participle for to cause to dissipate
“I would suppress my anxiety until the stress became unbearable.”
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(swelling) Opposite of present participle for to cause to dissipate
“I made the mistake of allowing the pressure to build up over time.”
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Opposite of present participle for 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 present participle for to remit or discharge
“They will hold someone to account if any damages are found.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of setting free from the power of another, as from slavery, subjection, dependence, or controlling influence
Adjective
Opposite of providing psychological relief through the open expression of strong emotions; causing catharsis
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