What is the opposite of take?

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Verb
Opposite for to get into one's possession
“The street vendor would give me my hot dog once he had finished preparing it.”
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Opposite for to take control of with one's hands
“The child would release her mother's hand and run off to play once they reached the park.”
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Opposite for to remove from a particular place
“The chef would place a heap of anchovies on my pizza despite me specifically telling him not to.”
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Opposite for to cite or reference
“The teacher would typically invent new and creative phrases to demonstrate the use of various words in sentences.”
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(of food, drink or drugs) Opposite for to consume
“You should abstain from unhealthy foods if you want to lose weight.”
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Opposite for to capture by force
“After assuming power, Daenerys would proceed to free the Unsullied from their enslavement.”
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Opposite for 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 for to subtract
“If you add two to five, that will equal seven.”
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(of a place or position) Opposite for to occupy
“We would reluctantly forfeit our prime, first-row seats at the concert because we had another urgent matter to attend to.”
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(of accommodation) Opposite for to rent
“I would rent out my apartment to a nice couple who were new to the city.”
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Opposite for to accept
“I decided to turn down the first job I was offered as I was confident of getting some better offers.”
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Opposite for to pick one option over another
“I absolutely disfavor just lazing about at home instead of going out for a walk.”
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Opposite for to use as an example in support of an argument
“The data is estimated using theoretical approximations that disregard, for example, motion blur and defocus effects.”
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(of a newspaper or periodical) Opposite for to be a subscriber to
“I am going to cancel Woman's Day as I am no longer interested in keeping up with the Kardashians.”
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Opposite for to carry or bring along with
“My new guitar was too bulky to take with me, and so I would leave it in Spain.”
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Opposite for to accept or receive, typically something awarded
“She had worked hard and tried her best, but would ultimately fail at winning a medal during the tournament.”
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Opposite for 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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(take one's word) Opposite for to regard as right or true
“You keep making promises without producing results, so I am going to have to disbelieve your word from now on.”
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Opposite for to understand or accept the validity of
“He has a penchant for using sarcasm, which often leads people to misunderstand the point he is making.”
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(be taken by or with) Opposite for to be attracted or charmed by
“Many people were offended with Alex's crazy theory that polluted waters were causing frogs to mutate.”
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(of an action or task) Opposite for to undertake or perform
“Because of your goodwill towards the association, you will be allowed to bypass the test that most members are required to take.”
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(of a task or situation) Opposite for to have a necessity for a particular person or thing
“We already have plenty of eggs. It will not take much more to bake this cake.”
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(of an illness) Opposite for to catch or contract
“I should recover from my cold within a week or so.”
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Opposite for to allow or have room for
“The school will bar any student who fails to meet the minimum academic requirements.”
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Opposite for to achieve victory over
“With the mediocre players we have, we are probably going to lose to most teams.”
Verb
Opposite for to deprive of life
“The lifeguard used CPR to revive the boy who had almost drowned.”
Noun
Opposite for money that is gained or acquired
“Members of the cartel got together to discuss how to manage the loss from their latest venture.”
Noun
Opposite for an individual's allotment from a collective pool (usually of money)
“Arthur Morgan's final take was only a fraction of the entire pool that the gang had acquired.”
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