What is the opposite of wrest?

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Opposite of to remove or extract, especially with effort or force
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Opposite of to remove or take out, especially by effort or force
“Use a utility knife or electric jigsaw and slowly insert the blade into the gourd.”
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Opposite of to obtain or attain successfully
“We cannot abandon our quest for the Holy Grail now!”
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Opposite of to take, claim or use for one's own benefit, usually without the owner's consent
“After much protest, the council decided to relinquish the bushland.”
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Opposite of to remove or take out, especially with effort or force
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Opposite of to take possession of
“Their rivals generally refuse to relinquish their weapons, fearing that in a pinch the government will rearm or fight on behalf of their enemy.”
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Opposite of to obtain something from an unwilling person
“Trying to coax information out of her and re-thinking all the angles didn't produce any more insight than he'd had before.”
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Opposite of to remove or take out, especially with effort or force
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Opposite of to grab, seize or take something suddenly or forcibly
“Filled with a guilty conscience, Bernie would later return the elderly couple's jewelry.”
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Opposite of 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 of to take or have a winding course
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Opposite of to derive or extract something from someone, especially underhandedly
“Nick says he will donate two hundred dollars per ace this summer to help the victims of the country's bush fire crisis.”
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Opposite of to remove or take away (something) from (someone)
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Opposite of to pull up by the roots
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(root out) Opposite of to remove, especially by digging out
“Over the years, I've learned to plant black radish after midsummer so it will not bolt to flower before forming a root.”
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