What is the opposite of retain?

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Opposite of to hold on to or continue to have something, both physically or mentally
“Is it unfair to describe him as something of a megalomaniac, where even allowing for his enormous contribution he appears to refuse to even partially relinquish his power?”
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Opposite of to employ by paying a retainer
“Six months after the launch, the board made the decision to dismiss the staff, close our virtual doors, and monetize the assets.”
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Opposite of to keep in one's memory
“We cannot forget what happened 50 years ago, but things are now a different kettle of fish.”
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Opposite of to learn by heart, or commit to memory
Disregard everything you know about your reality, and open your mind.”
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Opposite of to store or set aside for future use
“If you continue to waste your points, you will have no credits left on your rewards card.”
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Opposite of to postpone from being dealt with
“We would like to advance our meeting to discuss the critical timelines for this project!”
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Opposite of to hold or maintain
“Please don't lose this heirloom as it means the world to me.”
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Opposite of to keep a particular state constant or consistent
“If we continue to undulate our consistency across the season proper, it will be a complete waste of a year.”
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Opposite of to prevent or protect (something) from being destroyed
“He would inevitably lose his hat when the wind swept it from his head.”
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Opposite of to possess or be responsible for
“Without his equipment, he will lack the necessary tools and equipment to build and repair the unit.”
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Opposite of to refuse to provide (as per usual)
“Billy's parents would overlook his misbehavior and supply his weekly pocket money to him regardless.”
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Opposite of to let (edited material) stand, or remain as it was
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Opposite of to maintain (something) in its original or existing state
“Take the appropriate precautions to make sure that you do not damage the new door skin or inner panel.”
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Opposite of to have someone over at one's home for a party or visit
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Opposite of to keep (something) going
“It is high time we abandon this silly practice of howling at the moon.”
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Opposite of to provide with a sound or secure foundation or basis
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(transitive) Opposite of to maintain or prolong
“Due to recent events, it has become necessary for us to suspend your credit card.”
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Opposite of to be in a strong enough position to have or secure (something)
“Despite granting wage increases to teachers and doctors, he is starting to lose the support of the middle class.”
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