What is the opposite of annihilate?

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Opposite of to destroy utterly
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Opposite of to comprehensively defeat
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Opposite of to kill off or put an end to someone or something
“The Vikings were in good spirits, becoming well disposed to Bagnold, and decided to spare him instead of killing him.”
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Opposite of to remove completely, leaving no trace
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(usually of a disease or condition) Opposite of to affect adversely
“Eating a healthy and balanced meal will help to protect against all forms of malnutrition.”
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Opposite of to cause the death of
“So if they resurrect any more dead characters remember where you heard it first.”
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Opposite of to be victorious over
“Cronos, the first powerful God who ruled the Heavens above, was warned by Gaia and Ouranos that someday he would be defeated by one of his own sons.”
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Opposite of to put an end to
“The fake images that concern us the most are those that were created to perpetuate a lie.”
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Opposite of to defeat in a contest, especially by a large margin
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Opposite of to completely destroy by fire
“He considers himself lucky that his rental property did not burn down and wants to stay to help rebuild the town.”
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Opposite of to destroy or disrupt by means of sabotage
“Dad would often aid my development in tennis by taking me to extra practice sessions.”
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Opposite of to be detrimental to
“Some skeptics have surprisingly suggested that global warming could actually benefit society and the economy.”
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Opposite of to cause damage to
“Villagers have launched an appeal to repair a war memorial destroyed by louts on New Year's Eve.”
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