What is the opposite of took?

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Opposite of to have gotten into one's possession
“The street vendor gave me my hot dog once he had finished preparing it.”
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Opposite of to have taken control of with one's hands
“The child released her mother's hand and ran off to play once they reached the park.”
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Opposite of to have removed from a particular place
“The chef placed a heap of anchovies on my pizza despite me specifically telling him not to.”
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Opposite of to have cited or referenced
“The teacher typically invented new and creative phrases to demonstrate the use of various words in sentences.”
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(of food, drink or drugs) Opposite of to have consumed
“I abstained from unhealthy foods because I wanted to lose weight.”
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Opposite of to have captured by force
“After assuming power, Daenerys freed the Unsullied from their enslavement.”
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Opposite of to have dispossessed someone of something
“Someone had stolen Jesse's car, but the thief then returned it later that day.”
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Opposite of to have subtracted
“If added two to five, that would have equaled seven.”
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(of a place or position) Opposite of to have occupied
“We reluctantly forfeited 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 to have rented
“I rented out my apartment to a nice couple who were new to the city.”
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Opposite of to have accepted
“I turned down the first job I was offered as I was confident of getting some better offers.”
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Opposite of to have picked one option over another
“I absolutely disfavored just lazing about at home instead of going out for a walk.”
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Opposite of to have used as an example in support of an argument
“The data is estimated using theoretical approximations that disregarded, for example, motion blur and defocus effects.”
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(of a newspaper or periodical) Opposite of to have been a subscriber to
“I canceled Woman's Day as I was no longer interested in keeping up with the Kardashians.”
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Opposite of to have carried or brought along with
“My new guitar was too bulky to take with me, and so I left it in Spain.”
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Opposite of to have accepted or received, typically something awarded
“She had worked hard and tried her best, but ultimately failed at winning a medal during the tournament.”
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Opposite of to have acted on an opportunity
“He missed many golden opportunities that had been presented to him during his career because of his tunnel vision.”
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(took one's word) Opposite of to have regarded as right or true
“You always made promises without producing results, which is why your claims were disbelieved.”
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Opposite of to have understood or accepted the validity of
“Due to his penchant for using sarcasm, everyone misunderstood the point he was trying to make.”
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(of an action or task) Opposite of to have undertaken or performed
“She bypassed the test that most members are required to take.”
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(of a task or situation) Opposite of to have had a necessity for a particular person or thing
“We already had plenty of eggs and did not need anymore.”
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(of an illness) Opposite of to have caught or contracted
“I recovered from my cold within a week.”
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Opposite of to have allowed or had room for
“The school barred any student who failed to meet the minimum academic requirements.”
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Opposite of to have achieved victory over
“We lost to most teams due to our mediocre players.”
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Opposite of to have deprived of life
“The lifeguard used CPR and revived the boy who had almost drowned.”
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Opposite of to have physically guided a person or animal
“The horse followed John to water, but would not drink.”
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