What is the opposite of relinquish?

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Opposite of to give up a right, position, responsibility or power
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Opposite of to give up, abandon or retire from something
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Opposite of to let someone down by abandoning or neglecting them
“Chase your dreams! We will always be here to support you.”
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Opposite of do without
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Opposite of to display or show (something) for others to see
“The Senate has decided to conceal the report from the public due to security issues.”
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Opposite of to give up or hand over something, typically on compulsion or demand
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Opposite of to solemnly renounce (a belief, cause, or claim)
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Opposite of to relinquish possession of
“If travelers express uncertainty with respect to their passing through Paris, they are allowed to retain their passports.”
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Opposite of agree to give up or do without
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Opposite of to pass or transfer from one person or entity to another
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(of an activity) Opposite of to stop or quit
“The team will continue with their drills until the coach is satisfied with their performance.”
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Opposite of to shun or shy away from
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Opposite of to yield or suffer
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Opposite of to get rid of (something undesirable or no longer required)
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Opposite of to leave behind
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Opposite of retire
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Opposite of to accept or yield to a superior force or to the authority or will of another person
“The best way to do that is to make it plain that we and the other free countries will continue to resist the attack.”
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Opposite of to transfer the possession of something to someone
“Edith would gratefully take the doll her father gave her.”
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(of a game or contest) Opposite of to fail to win
“He would win against his opponent, a fitting finale to the hard work and training he had put in over the last few months.”
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Opposite of to throw, especially in a careless or inaccurate manner
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Opposite of to hand over a right, position or power (to someone else)
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(of a place or location) Opposite of to go or get away from
“When I arrive, I will take you away from your suffering.”
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Opposite of to draw to a close
“They grow, break free from the host, and drop to the bottom of the water to begin an independent life.”
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