What is the opposite of abandoned?

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Adjective
Opposite of having been deserted or left behind
“Oscar finds that his two arms are not enough to hold all his beloved children.”
Adjective
Opposite of empty or devoid of inhabitants
“The newly discovered settlement is in the southern part of a sparsely inhabited region known as Vilcabamba, named for a local mountain chain.”
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Opposite of wild or uninhibited in nature or behavior
“In New York City, restrained celebrations did not give way to widespread indulgence until New Year's Eve.”
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Opposite of immoral or depraved in nature or behavior
“Many people believe they live a moral life by following rules handed down through tradition and religion.”
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(cherished) Opposite of abandoned, or left unused or unoccupied
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(caring) Opposite of abandoned, or left unused or unoccupied
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Opposite of not restrained or held in check
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Opposite of without friends (without a friend)
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Opposite of abandoned by a deity or god, literally or figuratively
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Opposite of remote or isolated, possibly inaccessible
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Opposite of feeling or showing no sorrow or regret for wrongdoing
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Opposite of empty or not occupied
“It was a populated town center with a diverse community.”
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Opposite of no longer in use
“The nuclear power plant is still active after all these years.”
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Opposite of very exciting
“Unlike other nervous stray dogs, this Pomeranian had a relaxed demeanor and was easily approachable.”
Adjective
Opposite of pitifully sad and abandoned or lonely
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Opposite of not restrained or held in check
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Opposite of run or brought ashore
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Opposite of uninhabited, having no human residents
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Opposite of old-fashioned
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Opposite of unable to defend oneself or to act without help
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Opposite of not receiving proper attention
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Opposite of relating to or characterized by luxury or sensual pleasure
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Opposite of in a state of uncertainty
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(of a lifestyle) Opposite of extravagant or reckless in nature
“The science professor lived a sedate life in his younger years.”
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Opposite of acting or done without forethought, or having the tendency to do so
“She accepts his illness as genuine, and not a premeditated ploy to win her favors.”
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Opposite of being (alone) by oneself
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Opposite of suffering a lack of proper care
Adjective
Opposite of canceled or postponed
“The top official guaranteed that the tennis matches would still be on despite the controversies surrounding players' salaries.”
Verb
(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.”
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(adopted) Opposite of past tense for to leave behind or stop caring for someone or something
“She volunteered to adopt and care for the abandoned dog.”
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(reclaimed) Opposite of past tense for 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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(persevered) Opposite of past tense for 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 past tense for 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 past tense for 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 past tense for 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 past tense for to give (oneself) over to something, especially unrestrainedly
“Kramer believes that Sister Roberta cannot resist the lure of the animal.”
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