What is the opposite of taking?

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Adjective
Opposite of aesthetically pleasing to view or look at
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Adjective
Opposite of taking
Adjective
Opposite of capable of being transmitted to others
Adjective
Opposite of able to be contracted
Adjective
Opposite of having a charming or idyllic quality
“It had seemed like a long walk, and besides that, it was as unromantic and unpicturesque a walk as could have been found anywhere.”
Verb
Opposite of catching or apprehending someone
“The authorities will be releasing the suspect after finding out that he had a solid alibi.”
Verb
Opposite of being victorious, typically as revenge for a previous defeat
“We may have won, but this playoff series isn't over. We must avoid losing to them in the next match.”
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Opposite of present participle 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 of present participle 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.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle 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.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to cite or reference
“The teacher would typically invent new and creative phrases to demonstrate the use of various words in sentences.”
Verb
(of food, drink or drugs) Opposite of present participle for to consume
“You should abstain from unhealthy foods if you want to lose weight.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to dispossess someone of something
“Someone had stolen Jesse's car, but the thief would then return it later that day.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to subtract
“If you add two to five, that will equal seven.”
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(of a place or position) Opposite of present participle 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 of present participle for to rent
“I would rent out my apartment to a nice couple who were new to the city.”
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Opposite of present participle for to accept
“I decided to turn down the first job I was offered as I was confident of getting some better offers.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to pick one option over another
“I absolutely disfavor just lazing about at home instead of going out for a walk.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle 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.”
Verb
(of a newspaper or periodical) Opposite of present participle 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 of present participle 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.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle 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.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle 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 of present participle for to believe as valid or correct
“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 of present participle 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 of present participle for to be attracted or charmed by
“Many people were offended by Alex's crazy theory that polluted waters were causing frogs to mutate.”
Verb
(of an action or task) Opposite of present participle 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.”
Verb
(of a task or situation) Opposite of present participle 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.”
Verb
(of an illness) Opposite of present participle for to catch or contract
“I should recover from my cold within a week or so.”
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Opposite of present participle for to allow or have room for
“The school will bar any student who fails to meet the minimum academic requirements.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to achieve victory over
“With the mediocre players we have, we are probably going to lose to most teams.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to kill or take the life of
“The lifeguard used CPR to revive the boy who had almost drowned.”
Noun
Opposite of the action of assuming possession or power of
“In ordinary times this would have been permitted to pass unchallenged in view of his early relinquishment of power.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of taking or receiving something
“Sarah's dismissal of a promotion puzzle many of her colleagues.”
Noun
Opposite of the action of confiscating or impounding property
Noun
Opposite of the action of confiscating or impounding property by warrant of legal right
Noun
Opposite of the action of capturing or of being captured
“His release was delayed a half-hour at Lima while superintendent Vorbau was telephoned regarding the court's decision.”
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