What is the opposite of yield?

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Opposite of to yield or produce as a result of an investment of money, time or effort
“For the simple case of a competitive market, it would appear that producers might well lose profits from increased metering.”
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Opposite of to surrender to arguments, demands, or pressure
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“The rebels vowed to resist any attack by the military and to fight on for independence.”
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(yield to) Opposite of to accede to a request or demand
“The hero did not like the woman's effort to become his focal point and attempted to reject her demands.”
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Opposite of to relinquish possession of
“If travelers express uncertainty with respect to their passing through Paris, they are allowed to retain their passports.”
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(of a mass or structure) Opposite of to physically give way under force or pressure
“No clutch would last under the strain of starting a heavy train.”
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Opposite of to bring about or cause to happen
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Opposite of to relinquish or give up something, typically on compulsion or demand
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Opposite of to relinquish or give up a right or claim
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Opposite of to give up one's resistance against an enemy or opponent
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Opposite of to fail, especially in spectacular fashion
“You must possess the will to succeed if you want to be rich and famous!”
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Opposite of to be capable of supplying
“Unfortunately, based on our calculations, wind farms will be deficient for our total national energy requirement.”
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Opposite of to collapse or burst inward violently
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Opposite of to surrender to, or to be conquered by
“Despite the onslaught at the mouth of Blackwater Rush, Joffrey's forces would still defeat Stannis' army.”
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(reporting verb) Opposite of to acknowledge, or concede, the truth of
“The administration will deny all allegations of fraud and corruption.”
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Opposite of to be the cause of
“Your method for conducting the experiment will introduce an anomaly that will impede the desired outcome.”
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Opposite of to give birth to
“Dinosaurs would perish as a result of asteroids, or so the theory goes.”
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Opposite of to make, create or manufacture, usually from components or raw materials
“A few fashion brands are known to destroy billions' worth of their unsold merchandise every year.”
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Opposite of to earn or gain, especially as an income or profit
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Opposite of to give what is needed or desired
“You can bring some food for the party, and I will gladly consume it.”
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Opposite of to stop operating
“You will need some batteries to get that little engine to work.”
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Opposite of to succumb or give way to pressure or strain (literally or figuratively)
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Opposite of to cease to proceed or act
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Opposite of a financial return
“The shop was now doing very well, but according to his books, there was a loss the previous year.”
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Opposite of something made, achieved or produced through effort
“Pundits put the failure down to a lack of physical input from all parties involved.”
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Opposite of money obtained in return for labor or services
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Opposite of a result or outcome, especially from work or activity
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Opposite of the total amount of something that is produced
“The Prophet was to eat some of it himself and give the remainder to his disciples.”
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Opposite of something made, achieved or produced through effort
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(cost) Opposite of money that is gained or acquired
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(outlay) Opposite of money that is gained or acquired
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