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What is the opposite of save?

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Opposite of to remove or rescue (someone) from danger or harm
“We must ensure that we do not endanger the wildlife in our national parks.”
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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 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 be frugal and not spend one's money
“Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money they don't have for something they don't need.”
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Opposite of to preserve (something) by not expending or using it
“Susie loves to utilize her time by reading fantasy and science-fiction novels.”
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Opposite of to avoid, lessen, or guard against
“Bad financial investments will cause extreme grief in the long run.”
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Opposite of to set apart for a special use
“I always use anything I purchase straight away, or at least as soon as possible.”
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Opposite of to protect or shield from harm or danger
“It was so silent that it was like one of those movies where suddenly a murderer pops up out of the bushes to attack the helpless woman.”
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Opposite of to remove, save or rescue from danger or harm
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Opposite of to collect, acquire or store an increasing number or quantity of
“We need to distribute leaflets, write letters, send faxes, talk to people, get the message across, and change opinions.”
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Opposite of to save, rescue, or set someone or something free from
“Colonel Rall ordered the regiment to arms, mounted his horse, and sent out patrols to capture the rebels.”
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Opposite of to set (someone) free from imprisonment, slavery, or oppression
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Opposite of to recover something that has been misplaced, stolen, or hidden away
“Are you sure you cannot trust me to hide the Infinity Stones from Thanos?”
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Opposite of to acquire or store an increasing number or quantity of
“It was time to discard most of the junk we had been hoarding over the years.”
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Opposite of to make a (video or audio) recording of
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Opposite of to rescue or remove from a bad situation
“Kate would put him in danger by asking him to help a man she knows is not entitled to such help.”
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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 keep apart or isolate from others
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Opposite of to restore (someone) to a state of consciousness
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Opposite of to commit or set apart for a particular purpose
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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 set aside or reserve for a particular purpose
“You may retain your change as we are a service that does not require tips.”
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Opposite of to set free from a difficult situation
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Opposite of to put away or aside (for later use)
“It wasn't until I went to withdraw money from the bank machine at the local shops that weekend that I realized my wages hadn't gone through.”
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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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(internet, social media) Opposite of to mark, tag or save something in one's personal list
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Opposite of prevent the occurrence of
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Opposite of to change another's belief, especially regarding religion
“The sociologist studying Mormonism is not out there to deconvert people, engage in historical or theological debates, destroy worldviews, or the like.”
Conjunction
(also used as preposition) Opposite of with the exception of
“Make sure you get everything on the shopping list, including the pineapple.”
Preposition
(including) Opposite of with, or to, the exclusion of
Preposition
(within) Opposite of with, or to, the exclusion of
Preposition
(in addition to) Opposite of as well as
Excluding that one mishap, your performance was otherwise flawless.”
Preposition
Opposite of indicating an exception
“Everyone including John had left the party.”
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