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What is the opposite of gave up?

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(of time or an opportunity) Opposite of to have failed to take advantage of
“He eagerly took this opportunity that would only come around once in a lifetime.”
(informal) Opposite of to have gotten rid off
“Your overall outfit was horrible, but I'm glad you kept the shoes as they looked decent.”
Opposite of past tense for to yield to someone or something
“The entrenched Turks were strong enough to withstand the attack of the Bulgarian forces.”
(of an activity) Opposite of past tense for to stop or quit
“The team will continue with their drills until the coach is satisfied with their performance.”
Opposite of past tense for to abandon hope
“His career is enough to inspire struggling thespians everywhere.”
Opposite of past tense for to sacrifice (something valuable), especially for moral or practical reasons
“There is a possibility that you might have jaundice in later life, but after a complete rest, you can keep playing tennis.”
Opposite of past tense for to uncover that which was hidden or kept secret
“They are secretive and withhold information not only from the rest of the world, but even from their own organizations.”
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