What is the opposite of spend?

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Opposite of to pay (money) for something
“His father could not afford to buy him a car, so he decided to save his money to get one for himself.”
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Opposite of to use or occupy one's time (in given an activity)
“Mr. Chairman, I will reserve my time for questions.”
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Opposite of to use or expend, especially carelessly or wastefully
“Sharipov undocked the spacecraft manually as a precautionary measure to conserve energy.”
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Opposite of to completely use up the whole of
“If your entire body is achy, tired, and limp, you need to replenish your energies.”
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Opposite of use up the supply or resources of
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Opposite of to hand over as payment
“This committee feels that to deny him payment for the work he performed since he was not aware of the fact that he was violating the law, would be doing him a great injustice.”
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Opposite of to pass time in a leisurely manner
“When I was young, I would slave away at the family farm for most of my days.”
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Opposite of to cease to have or retain something
“Over the course of several years, Stacey would accumulate a lot of money through some very prudent investments.”
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Opposite of to carry out a role or penalty
“It was rumored that he used his father's connections to shirk his military duties.”
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Opposite of to cause to be empty or vacant
“We advise all users to fill the machinery with oil before turning it on.”
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Opposite of to apply, use or bring to bear (a force, influence, or quality)
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Opposite of to be living a particular way of life
“I shun the hectic life which is why I moved to the country.”
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Opposite of to go through an experience
“The triplets would rather sit and idle at home than to experience the grandeur of the outside world.”
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Opposite of an amount that has to be paid or spent to buy or obtain something
Payment is due at the end of this week.”
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