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What is the opposite of capturing?

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Verb
Opposite of catching or apprehending someone
“The authorities will be releasing the suspect after finding out that he had a solid alibi.”
Verb
(of a person) Opposite of present participle for to catch or apprehend
“On the following day, his mood had improved and he agreed to release the prisoners.”
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Opposite of present participle for 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.”
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(of an object) Opposite of present participle for to come into possession of, especially through effort
“Students who miss classes will forfeit their right to a grant.”
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(of land) Opposite of present participle for 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.”
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Opposite of present participle for 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.”
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Opposite of present participle for 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 an act of capturing someone and placing them in forcible detention
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