What is the opposite of break?

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(repair) Opposite of to separate into pieces as a result of a collision, blow, shock, or strain
“The town has appropriated funds to repair the bridge and work should begin this summer.”
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(combine) Opposite of to separate into pieces as a result of a collision, blow, shock, or strain
“I showed my son how to combine the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle together again.”
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(of a rule, law or agreement) Opposite of to fail to keep or abide by
“Johnson reaffirmed that he would honor his contract with his sporting club.”
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Opposite of to stop proceedings, typically in relation to arduous activity
“After lunch, we will resume proceedings.”
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Opposite of to stop or interrupt an action, process or operation
“I don't appreciate the fact that you try to perpetuate the pathetic myth that Britpop was some kind of idyllic golden age for British music.”
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Opposite of to tell or reveal news or information
“Although everyone who lies wants to conceal the truth, not everyone who wants to conceal the truth lies.”
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Opposite of to be revealed
“Loki and Doctor Strange would secret the Inifinity Stones away from Thanos.”
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Opposite of to exceed or cross a given limit
“The house sold at a price that would subceed my expectations.”
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(function) Opposite of to become inoperative
“The computer will need to be repaired in order to function again.”
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(stabilise) Opposite of to become inoperative
“Our systems are finally starting to stabilize after a few technical issues.”
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Opposite of to cause damage to
“I should dust off and fix my bike if I'm going to train again.”
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Opposite of to cushion something's effect
“The height of the drop would exacerbate the impact of the vehicle's fall from the bridge.”
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Opposite of to happen, occur or come into existence
“Gwen would suddenly cease her singing right in the middle of the chorus due to a sore throat.”
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Opposite of to retreat from something frightening or dangerous
“Despite pundits opining that Joe was out of his depth, he would ultimately still face his imposing opponent.”
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Opposite of to sustain an injury involving the fracture of a bone or bones in a part of the body
“A 12-month rehabilitation period will be required to heal damage to his ligaments.”
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Opposite of to decipher or solve through reasoning, analysis or logic
“You can use this software to encrypt the file.”
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(of a habit) Opposite of to quit or give up
“His family became increasingly worried that he would continue to maintain his bad habits and vices over the long term.”
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Opposite of to be overcome by a given feeling or emotion
“She would initially resist the seduction of a good bargain but eventually caved in under the weight of temptation.”
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Opposite of to cause to become tired, weary or fatigued
“The natural light bathing her room would help to energize and refresh her.”
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Opposite of to move in a (usually sharp) turn
“He was starting to meander into the next lane, so his partner told him to straighten up.”
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(of the weather) Opposite of to undergo a change
“It looks like the rain will continue for the next week or so.”
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Opposite of to break through a surface
“The nurse would withdraw the needle after inoculating the child.”
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Opposite of to penetrate the surface from below
“The scientist watches an eagle dive into the river, emerging laboriously moments later with silver salmon firmly in its talons.”
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Opposite of to destroy, weaken or work against
“The increasingly alienating events in the years and decades to follow did nothing but strengthen their cause.”
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Opposite of to fail in business or to become bankrupt
“It's likely that some of this ill-gotten gain has been used to capitalize businesses or enrich universities.”
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Opposite of to reduce the value or price of
“If you are buying an asset, it's fair to say that you hope that the value will appreciate over time.”
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(of a piece of land) Opposite of to cut into and turn over the sod of
“Engineers were asked to fill the land with sand and stones.”
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Opposite of to ignore or disregard contemptuously
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Opposite of to give up or abstain from something
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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 pass swiftly over
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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 break or cause to break suddenly and violently into pieces
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Opposite of to alter in shape or succumb under physical pressure
“The large wooden doors would hold up despite being repeatedly pummeled by the invaders.”
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Opposite of to strike physically or violently
“Aaron moves first, throwing a flurry of punches that I easily defend.”
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Opposite of to break suddenly and completely
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Opposite of to be victorious over
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Opposite of to find an answer or solution to a problem or question
“When one employs no method of aggregation, then the data from multiple speakers appears only to confuse and confound the problem.”
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Opposite of to reduce the value or price of
Noun
Opposite of a gap or opening
“He threw his hands in the air when a car caused a blockage in the middle of a traffic juncture and prevented him from passing.”
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Opposite of a short pause in work or during an activity or event
“The resumption of work will begin half an hour from now.”
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Opposite of an interruption of continuity or uniformity
“The seamlessness during the upgrading of operating systems is unlike any of its predecessors.”
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Opposite of a change from a friendly to an unfriendly relationship
“He was now hoping for a rapprochement between the two countries, a concord that I think is unlikely.”
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Opposite of an unlikely chance occurrence, especially a surprising piece of luck
“They have recently suffered misfortune due to the wild and turbulent weather.”
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Opposite of an act of breaking free from confinement, danger or control
“The capture of a wight was significant in convincing Cersei that a threat from the white walkers was real.”
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Opposite of a change in the weather
“The continuation of the unprecedented cold snap has seen many European tourist attractions close its doors to the public.”
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Opposite of a pause or break in continuity in a sequence or activity
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Opposite of a condition or circumstance that puts one in a favorable or superior position
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Opposite of an interval or passage of time
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Opposite of the action or state of moving apart, or being moved apart
“The most important use for the Carrick bend that comes to mind is the unification of two towing lines or anchor cables.”
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Opposite of an extended period of leisure and recreation, especially one involving travel
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Opposite of an extended period of leisure and recreation, especially one spent away from home or in travelling
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Opposite of an open space, gap, or hole in an object or between two structures
“A gap in the bathroom required a filling of caulk.”
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Opposite of the property of being lucky
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Opposite of a temporary interval of quiet or lack of activity
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Opposite of a period of time when one has permission to be absent from work or duty
“Can I get back to you later? I am on duty at the moment.”
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Opposite of the act or process of being transformed into a different form
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Opposite of an act, utterance, or period that interrupts someone or something
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