What is the opposite of nab?

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(of a criminal or fugitive) Opposite of to take into custody
“Failing to lay any legitimate charges on her, they would eventually discharge Sally.”
Opposite of to take physical control or possession of (something) suddenly or forcibly
“Filled with a guilty conscience, Bernie would later return the elderly couple's jewelry.”
Opposite of to steal
“The council would decide that the best way to move forward would be to give the land to the natives.”
(of a person) Opposite of to catch or apprehend
Opposite of to acquire or secure as a result of a contest, conflict, bet, or other endeavor
“He will lose the lead if he expends too much energy trying to maintain it.”
Opposite of to take something without permission
Opposite of steal, deprive
Opposite of to receive as return for effort
“An inability or disinclination to network with others will likely hamper your career.”
Opposite of to agree to receive or take receipt of
“He warned the committee that if he were to win, he would refuse his award on philosophical grounds.”
Opposite of to take possession of illegally or without authorization
“Though his parents offered to contribute some money, Newton wanted to earn his car through hard work.”
(very rare) Opposite of the summit of an eminence
“We stood at the base of the building and admired the imposing structure.”
Opposite of the act of seizing or capturing
“Her release was met with anger and confusion from the public.”
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