What is the opposite of steal?

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Opposite of to take something without permission
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Opposite of to steal
“The council would decide that the best way to move forward would be to give the land to the natives.”
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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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Opposite of to dishonestly take something for one's own use
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Opposite of to reproduce something for one's own benefit, typically without the owner's consent
“We require you to produce a masterpiece for our cathedral.”
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Opposite of to move or go in a furtive or stealthy way
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Opposite of to dispossess someone of something
“Someone had stolen Jesse's car, but the thief would then return it later that day.”
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Opposite of to take possession of illegally or without authorization
“Though his parents offered to contribute some money, Newton wanted to earn his car through hard work.”
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(of a person or animal) Opposite of to move about restlessly and stealthily, especially in search of prey
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Opposite of to move sideways
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Opposite of to move stealthily or warily
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Opposite of to acquire or secure as a result of a contest, conflict, bet, or other endeavor
“He will lose the lead if he expends too much energy trying to maintain it.”
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Opposite of defeat narrowly
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Opposite of to move softly, smoothly, or effortlessly
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Opposite of steal
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Opposite of to transport away
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Opposite of to move or proceed on foot
Noun
Opposite of a surprisingly cheap item
Noun
Opposite of a purchase
Noun
Opposite of the unlawful taking of personal property as an attempt to deprive the legal owner of it permanently
Adjective
Opposite of low in price
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by economy and good management of property
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