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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 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 officially cancel (a decree, decision, or promise)
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Opposite of to refuse to have anything to do with (anymore)
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Opposite of to put an end to something
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Opposite of to cancel, revert or abandon an activity or action
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Opposite of to legally give up one's possession or ownership of (something)
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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 give up or abstain from something
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Opposite of to get rid of (something undesirable or no longer required)
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Opposite of to abandon or leave behind
“Free from the control of cult life, Koichi struggles to shed the corrupt lineage he inherited from his proxy father while trying to reclaim his family.”
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Opposite of to relinquish or give up something, typically on compulsion or demand
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Opposite of to cease to perform a specified action
“After fully recovering from tendonitis, I could continue running as I did before.”
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Opposite of to solemnly renounce (a belief, cause, or claim)
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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 stop doing a regular activity
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Opposite of to leave or withdraw from a position or agreement
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Opposite of to disregard and 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 leave or quit from a role or position
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Opposite of to shun or shy away from
“General pushing strength is useful to all athletes who participate in contact sports such as boxing, football, rugby and wrestling.”
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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 erase from one's memory
“It would take hours to memorize my speech.”
Noun
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 the property of lacking restraint or ignoring societal standards in moral matters
Noun
Opposite of the state or quality of being promiscuous
Noun
Opposite of relating to vice or immorality
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