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What is the opposite of seize?

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Opposite of to grip something, especially tightly or with force
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Opposite of to take forcible possession of land or territory
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Opposite of to appropriate or confiscate something
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Opposite of to kidnap or abduct someone against their will
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Opposite of to arrest or take into lawful or authorized custody
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Opposite of to catch or get hold of
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Opposite of to take possession or control of something, especially something elusive
“Despite his efforts to retrieve it in the first place, Harvey would have to relinquish the relic to save Peyton.”
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Opposite of to take control or possession of something or a place
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Opposite of to clearly comprehend something
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(of a person) Opposite of to catch or apprehend
“On the following day, his mood had improved and he agreed to release the prisoners.”
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Opposite of to confront through the use of military force
“The elves flanked their dwarven brethren to help defend the castle against the onslaught from the orcs.”
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Opposite of to act on an opportunity
“He would miss many golden opportunities that had been presented to him during his career because of his tunnel vision.”
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Opposite of to loot, plunder or invade by force
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Opposite of to catch hold of (and pull quickly)
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Opposite of jump at
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Opposite of to take for one's own benefit, typically without permission
“This document has been designed to bestow some dignity to those who toil thanklessly in the vineyards of art.”
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(of an object) Opposite of to come into possession of, especially through effort
“Students who miss classes will forfeit their right to a grant.”
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Opposite of to perform an act that ensures success or victory
“Tim had a chance to ice the game in the dying seconds, but he would flub his shot.”
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Opposite of to be aware of the meaning of
“I will misunderstand what is written if it lacks the clarity I require.”
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Opposite of to settle (a group of people, a species, or the like) in a place as a colony
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Opposite of to get or hold the attention of
“Comedians can lose their audience if they don't get to the punchline quick enough.”
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Opposite of to accept something willingly or gladly
“They reject conventional norms and rules of warfare and fight with asymmetric means.”
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