What is the opposite of surrendering?

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Noun
Opposite of the act of ceding or handing over something, or that which is ceded
Noun
Opposite of a legal action whereby a person loses all interest in the forfeit property
Noun
Opposite of an act of devoting time, effort, resources, or energy to a particular undertaking
“Steeped in the frugality of his time, he never wanted to go out to eat or spend money when he didn't feel the need.”
Noun
Opposite of an act or instance of surrendering
“Despite the unrelenting siege on their fortification, the soldiers' resistance would not falter.”
Noun
Opposite of a thing that is granted, especially in response to demands and by compromise
Noun
Opposite of an act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else
“As a professional athlete, regular exercise and a balanced diet is a necessity.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to submit to the authority of an enemy or opponent
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to relinquish or give up something, typically on compulsion or demand
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