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What is the opposite of liberate?

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Opposite of to set (someone) free from imprisonment
Opposite of to set free, especially from entanglement or difficulty
Opposite of to unlawfully take possession of something
Opposite of to remove from suspicion or guilt
Opposite of to disburden or free oneself of someone or something that is unwanted
Opposite of to remove or rescue (someone) from danger or harm
“We must ensure that we do not endanger the wildlife in our national parks.”
Opposite of to steal
“The council would decide that the best way to move forward would be to give the land to the natives.”
Opposite of to unfasten something tied, fastened, or fixed in place
Opposite of to use one's authority to lay claim to and separate a possession from its holder
Opposite of to liberate or release from a fixed state
Opposite of to release someone from confinement or captivity
Opposite of to take for one's own benefit, typically without permission
“This document has been designed to bestow some dignity to those who toil thanklessly in the vineyards of art.”
Opposite of to relieve (someone or something) of a load, punishment or responsibility
Opposite of to relieve of an imputation by apology or defense
“He sat down together with Gwen to scrutinize Gibbons's letters, looking for anything he had written that could be used to hold him to his promise.”
Opposite of to rescue or remove from a bad situation
“Kate would put him in danger by asking him to help a man she knows is not entitled to such help.”
Opposite of to unburden from something undesirable or restrictive
“We should work towards paying off our debt so that we will no longer burden ourselves with these high interest rates.”
Opposite of to send away or order to leave
“They are struck by his pressing need to go out to the peripheries and invite sinners and social outcasts into his Kingdom.”
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