What is the opposite of abdicate?

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Opposite of give up a right, position, or power
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Opposite of to surrender, renounce or relinquish, as sovereign power
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Opposite of to disclaim and expel from the family, as a father his child
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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 resign from (a job)
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Opposite of to hand over (something), typically for legal or financial reasons
“Whatever benefits have already accrued to you, you'll be allowed to keep.”
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Opposite of to leave a place, often for another
“Although they would have been glad to rest themselves on the opposite bank, they resigned themselves to stay within the island.”
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Opposite of to shun or shy away from
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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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Opposite of to declare not to be true
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