What is the opposite of abandon?

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(adopt) Opposite of to leave behind or stop caring for someone or something
“She volunteered to adopt and care for the abandoned dog.”
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(reclaim) Opposite of to leave behind or stop caring for someone or something
“After a year spent in rehabilitation, Sherry's first priority will be to reclaim her children.”
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(persevere) Opposite of to leave behind or stop caring for someone or something
“Despite their differences, Tim feels there are enough positives to persevere with Mary.”
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Opposite of to stop, call off, or give up on doing something
“The group wanted to continue with their holiday plans despite massive delays with their flight schedule.”
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(abandon someone/something to) Opposite of to give up or relinquish control of someone or something
“The King has stated that he will keep his reign on the kingdom so long as he is alive.”
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Opposite of to leave a place without intending to return
“Despite pleas from his family to sell the house and move, he would decide to stay for sentimental reasons.”
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(abandon to) Opposite of to give (oneself) over to something, especially unrestrainedly
“Kramer believes that Sister Roberta cannot resist the lure of the animal.”
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Opposite of to let someone down by abandoning or neglecting them
“Chase your dreams! We will always be here to support you.”
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Opposite of to leave behind
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Opposite of to refuse or be unwilling to accept or do something
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Opposite of to cause to be empty or vacant
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Opposite of to postpone or assign to a later time or date
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Opposite of to cancel or abandon (something)
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(of a place or location) Opposite of to go or get away from
“When I arrive, I will take you away from your suffering.”
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Opposite of to stop associating with
“I was forced to associate with Nathan when he friended me on Facebook.”
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Opposite of to get rid of
“Why do you like to keep your old belongings? It is only resulting in more clutter around our home!”
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Opposite of to throw away (something unwanted or useless)
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Opposite of to treat as unworthy of serious consideration
“Julie would entertain the idea of her daughter staying home the day after a severe bout of coughing.”
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Opposite of to stop attending or belonging to a particular organization or institution
“Instead of looking for work, Gary decided he would stay in university to do a post-graduate course.”
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Opposite of to shun or shy away from
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Opposite of to throw away (something unwanted or useless)
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Opposite of to fail to care for or pay attention to
“It was important to consider their strict dietary requirements when designing the menu.”
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Opposite of to give up or hand over something, typically on compulsion or demand
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Opposite of to exit from a given situation, place or event
“A wraith-catcher, who had fortuitously been staying in the village the night before, will take Sophie to begin her quest to recover sister.”
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Opposite of to erase from one's memory
“It would take hours to memorize my speech.”
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Opposite of a complete lack of inhibition or restraint
“With the right mix of commitment, hard work, and restraint with junk food, his body transformation was a raging success.”
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Opposite of immoral or wanton conduct or behavior
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Opposite of the state or quality of being promiscuous
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Opposite of relating to vice or immorality
Noun
Opposite of the quality or state of being natural
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