What is the opposite of steal?

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Opposite of to take something illegally or without permission
“The visitor then condemned the absent hebdomadary, ordering him to return the stolen possessions to the parishioners of Pujarnol.”
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Opposite of to take something without permission
“Bobby was so pleased when he realized he had enough money to buy the frame and some leftover to get uncle Thomas a gift.”
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Opposite of to move somewhere quietly or surreptitiously
“Bruce and Tim sprint out of the show floor and bolt to the nearest exit.”
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Opposite of to copy or plagiarize without giving credit or acknowledgment
“He would conceptualize an idea, put it together with hundreds of obscure facts in his mind, and then examine it mathematically.”
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Opposite of to unlawfully take possession of something
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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 steal something, typically through burglary
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Opposite of to move slowly and carefully in order to avoid being heard or noticed
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Opposite of to advance in a coy, furtive, or unobtrusive manner
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Opposite of to dishonestly take something for one's own use
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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 move or go in a furtive or stealthy way
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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 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 to move somewhere in a slow and steady way
“Laurel told me that while I was at the entrance to her building, she saw two men in a black car stop next to my car.”
Noun
Opposite of a surprisingly cheap item
“Despite my chagrin at what I regard as a rip-off, I have booked two tickets.”
Noun
(somewhat uncommon) Opposite of an act of stealing something
“I informed the pilot that I would detain these articles pending the return of my stolen property.”
Noun
(somewhat uncommon) Opposite of an act of stealing something
“The purchase of his motorcycle was the crowning moment in all this.”
Noun
Opposite of something that is worth acquiring for its potential benefits
“Any of these products could be considered defective in nature and become a liability to the company that supplied it.”
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
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