What is the opposite of avoided?

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Verb
Opposite of to have prevented oneself from
“I indulged myself last month by eating ice-cream.”
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Opposite of to have caused (someone) to be unable to pursue one any longer
“Justin Bieber jumped into his limousine but the engine failed and he now faced his horde of screaming fans instead.”
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Opposite of past tense for 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 past tense for 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 past tense for 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 past tense for 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 past tense for 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 past tense for to take preventative measures
“If you do not warm up before exercising strenuously, you can almost guarantee injury.”
Verb
(rare) Opposite of past tense for 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.”
Adjective
Opposite of undesirable or unfavorable
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