What is the opposite of replacement?

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Noun
Opposite of someone or something replaces another, sometimes temporarily
Noun
Opposite of someone or something that replaces or provides support to another
“He was a regular in his first season, but an amazing drop in form saw him play as a reserve in the following three seasons before he retired.”
Noun
Opposite of someone or something that replaces another, especially temporarily
Noun
Opposite of a person or thing acting or serving in place of another
Noun
Opposite of the replacement of one thing for another
“The only person supporting me in the keeping of my old car was the CEO of my company who told me that I should be proud of it.”
Noun
Opposite of an act of changing to or adopting one thing in place of another
Noun
Opposite of the restoration of something lost or stolen to its proper owner
Noun
Opposite of one of two or more available possibilities
“There aren't a lot of phones to choose from, so some people might feel that lack of choice is a bad thing.”
Noun
Opposite of the action of returning something
“The removal of an ancient relic would trigger the release a giant boulder that began rolling towards Indiana.”
Noun
Opposite of a word whose meaning is the same, or very similar, as that of another word
“For most of my life, I've gone so far in the opposite direction that if I knew the antonym for hypochondria I'd employ it now.”
Noun
Opposite of the reinstatement of a previous practice, right, or situation
“The English developed a sugar plantation system that thrived until the abolition of slavery when the system collapsed.”
Noun
Opposite of the dismissal of someone from a job
“The year began, appropriately enough, with the appointment of a new manager.”
Adjective
Opposite of supplementary or taking the place of one that came before
Adjective
Opposite of acting as a substitute or surrogate for another
Adjective
Opposite of presenting a choice between two or more possibilities
“They sent Roeh to David, who offered him the only option of helping them to get out of his tight spot.”
Adjective
Opposite of a person, especially a schoolteacher, acting as a temporary substitute for another
“Without the aide's dedicated assistance, the main teacher may become overstrained and exhausted, resulting in diminished efficiency.”
Adjective
Opposite of something kept in reserve as a spare or backup
Adjective
Opposite of taking the place of that which came before
“Our class has had the same teacher for the whole year.”
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