What is the opposite of cease?

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Opposite of to come to an end
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Opposite of to cease to perform a specified action
“After fully recovering from tendonitis, I could continue running as I did before.”
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(of an event, action, or process) Opposite of to come to an end or cease to occur
“Jim's questioning of the president would continue despite the fact that he was asked to stop with his badgering.”
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Opposite of to stop operating
“You will need some batteries to get that little engine to work.”
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Opposite of to come to an end or conclusion
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Opposite of to come to an end
“If symptoms persist, please see a doctor.”
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Opposite of to cause to come to an end
“We've idled for long enough and it is time to start work again.”
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Opposite of to prevent or protect (something) from being destroyed
“He would inevitably lose his hat when the wind swept it from his head.”
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Opposite of to stop attending or belonging to a particular organization or institution
“Instead of looking for work, Gary decided he would stay in university to do a post-graduate course.”
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Opposite of disappear slowly
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Opposite of become less intense, violent, or severe
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Opposite of agree to give up or do without
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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 refuse to provide (as per usual)
“Billy's parents would overlook his misbehavior and supply his weekly pocket money to him regardless.”
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Opposite of the process of coming to an end
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Opposite of become extinguished
Noun
Opposite of the stopping of a process or activity
Noun
Opposite of an end or final part or stage of something
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