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What is the opposite of captures?

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Verb
(of a person) Opposite of to catch or apprehend
“On the following day, his mood had improved and he agreed to release the prisoners.”
Verb
Opposite of to be put in a state of confinement or imprisonment
“Often in such situations, the participants in riots demonstrate group solidarity and try to liberate the prisoners.”
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Opposite of to take possession of something, especially forcibly
“Though he can't defeat it, if he can release his hold on the staff, a victory will be won, small though it may be.”
Verb
(of an object) Opposite of to come into possession of, especially through effort
“Students who miss classes will forfeit their right to a grant.”
Verb
(of land) Opposite of to occupy or take control of, especially through force
“The Resistance, responding to the Allied landings in Normandy, managed to liberate the town of Tulle in central France.”
Verb
Opposite of to epitomize or report something, especially by expressing it as a brief summary
“With respect to its quality, the memorialists contradict the report of the committee of the senate.”
Verb
Opposite of to engross or hold the attention of
“Probably the most common problem in screenplays is the use of clichéd scenes or characters, which seem so familiar and unoriginal that they bore the audience.”
Noun
Opposite of plural for 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.”
Noun
(usually of a person) Opposite of plural for one who is imprisoned or otherwise confined
“Andy is acting as the warden's bookkeeper, while he is secretly plotting his escape from Shawshank.”
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