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What is the opposite of stealing?

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Noun
Opposite of the act of stealing or unlawfully taking possession of (something)
Noun
Opposite of the unlawful taking of personal property as an attempt to deprive the legal owner of it permanently
Noun
Opposite of the act of stealing or misappropriating, especially of funds
Noun
Opposite of the characteristic of being devious or underhanded
Noun
Opposite of the copying of another's written or creative work
Noun
Opposite of the wrongful, fraudulent or corrupt use of other's funds in one's care
Noun
Opposite of the fact or act something being stolen
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to take something illegally or without permission
“The visitor then condemned the absent hebdomadary, ordering him to return the stolen possessions to the parishioners of Pujarnol.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to take something without permission
“Bobby was so pleased when he realized he had enough money to buy the frame and some leftover to get uncle Thomas a gift.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to move somewhere quietly or surreptitiously
“Bruce and Tim sprint out of the show floor and bolt to the nearest exit.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to copy or plagiarize without giving credit or acknowledgment
“He would conceptualize an idea, put it together with hundreds of obscure facts in his mind, and then examine it mathematically.”
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