What is the opposite of relinquish?

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Opposite of refuse or resign a right or position, especially one as an heir or trustee
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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 to present so as to invite notice or attention
“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 (a person, right, or possession), typically on compulsion or demand
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Opposite of to get rid of as useless or unwanted
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Opposite of to solemnly renounce (a belief, cause, or claim)
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Opposite of relinquish possession of
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Opposite of to pass or cause to pass to a successor or substitute, as duties or power
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Opposite of to shun, to shy away from
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Opposite of to cease to perform a specified action
“After fully recovering from tendonitis, I could continue running as I did before.”
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Opposite of to yield or suffer
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Opposite of refund
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Opposite of to disclaim and expel from the family, as a father his child
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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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(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 fail to win, gain, or obtain
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(of a siege, blockade, or embargo) Opposite of to abandon or force an enemy to abandon
“They would commence their siege towards the bastion only to be repelled by a sea of long-range ballistics.”
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