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What is the opposite of relinquish?

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Opposite of to surrender control or possession of
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Opposite of to abstain or refrain from (doing) something
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Opposite of to relinquish or give up something, typically on compulsion or demand
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Opposite of to refuse to have anything to do with (anymore)
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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 to solemnly renounce (a belief, cause, or claim)
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Opposite of to cease to proceed or act
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Opposite of to pass or transfer from one person or entity to another
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Opposite of to leave or give up an office or position
“The move followed several months of rumors and speculations on who was going to fill the position vacated by the former executive director.”
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Opposite of to shun or shy away from
“General pushing strength is useful to all athletes who participate in contact sports such as boxing, football, rugby and wrestling.”
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Opposite of to yield or suffer
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Opposite of to leave or quit from a role or position
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Opposite of to abandon or leave behind
“Free from the control of cult life, Koichi struggles to shed the corrupt lineage he inherited from his proxy father while trying to reclaim his family.”
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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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(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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(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, or cause 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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