What is the opposite of retain?

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Opposite of hold on to physically or mentally
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Opposite of to provide with a paying job
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Opposite of not abolish or alter; maintain
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Opposite of to keep in one's memory
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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 retain for future use
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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 refuse to give (something that is due to or is desired by another)
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Opposite of to commit to memory
“Normally, that ought to be a sure sign to someone like me that I really ought to forget about it.”
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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 have someone over at one's home for a party or visit
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Opposite of to hold up or serve as a foundation for
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