What is the opposite of bulldoze?

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Opposite of to move, demolish, or flatten with a bulldozer
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Opposite of to move or proceed forward by force
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Opposite of to suffocate a person's space as if to coerce them to do something
“He tried his best to make conversation but would relent when it became obvious she wasn't interested.”
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Opposite of to rule over or control arbitrarily or arrogantly
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Opposite of to harass, badger, taunt, or abuse verbally
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Opposite of to exert force or pressure on
“Her school bag was so heavy that she had to place it on the ground and pull it all the way to the car.”
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Opposite of to coerce into doing something using intimidatory tactics
“The overall goal of disaster response sheltering is to encourage people to evacuate in order to prevent loss of human life.”
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Opposite of to move past someone or something with force
“Sarah had to wait until the crowd dispersed before she could proceed to take a photo with one of her idols.”
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(crowd into) Opposite of to press forward into an area with limited space
“After waiting in line in what seemed like an unmovable queue, it was probably wise to retreat from the congregation and cut our losses.”
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Opposite of to completely destroy or devastate
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Opposite of to force or push one's way
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Opposite of to persuade (an unwilling person) to do something by using force or threats
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Opposite of found primarily in the passive voice
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Opposite of to give (someone) orders in a domineering manner
“I serve my master, but I am not compelled to spend the night parleying with his lacqueys.”
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Opposite of to effectively force (someone) to do something
“After some failed attempts to coax Charlie into testifying, they would leave alone their only witness and lament their losing case.”
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Opposite of dig up ground for cultivation
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Opposite of talk in a loud, aggressive, or indignant way with little effect
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Opposite of to delve into or hollow out a surface or ground
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