What is the opposite of avoid?

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Opposite of to keep away from something
“I decided to confront my mother-in-law in an effort to overcome my pentheraphobia.”
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Opposite of to get out of a situation, usually underhandedly
“It is about time that the country's leaders accept responsibility for the nation's problems.”
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Opposite of to get out of the way of
“The puppy dog would run into me while chasing down a ball at full speed.”
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Opposite of to consciously evade an encounter with someone
“I try to seek out Alexia whenever I need some insightful ideas on how to live my life.”
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Opposite of to keep or withhold oneself from something
“While I was on holiday, I would indulge in plenty of delicious desserts.”
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Opposite of to take preventative measures
“If you do not warm up before exercising strenuously, you can almost guarantee injury.”
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(rare) Opposite of to put an end to formally or by law
“He tried to get out of his contract, but his employer was determined to enforce it.”
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Opposite of to put an end to, especially formally
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Opposite of to evade or circumvent by cleverness or trickery
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Opposite of to cease to proceed or act
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Opposite of to leave, exit, or become free of
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Opposite of to avoid, lessen, or guard against
“Bad financial investments will cause extreme grief in the long run.”
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Opposite of to give up or abstain from something
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Opposite of to succeed in avoiding or eluding someone or something dangerous or unpleasant
“People with diabetes are two times more likely to suffer a heart attack than those without it.”
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Opposite of to avoid providing a clear answer or statement
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Opposite of to escape or avoid narrowly
“We will get stuck amongst the dense crowd of people when it starts to get busy.”
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Opposite of to refuse or say no to
“I accept your apology for breaking the vase.”
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Opposite of to avoid or steer clear of something
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Opposite of to prevent oneself from
“I indulge myself once a month by eating ice-cream.”
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Opposite of to refrain from in spite of temptation
“Moderation is a useful practice for anyone who has bad habits or the tendency to enjoy too much of a good thing.”
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Opposite of delay
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Opposite of to quit or cease completely, or to promise to quit, as a bad habit
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Opposite of to show an unwillingness to accept or engage with someone or something
“Don't change yourself because I accept you the way you are.”
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Opposite of to cause (someone) to be unable to pursue one any longer
“Justin Bieber jumped into his limousine but the engine failed and he now had to face his horde of screaming fans.”
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Opposite of to fail to care for or pay attention to
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Opposite of to fail to hit something aimed at
“He managed to hit all the targets and get a perfect score.”
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Opposite of to detach or move away (from) someone or something
“As you center your attention on me, I come to you.”
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