What is the opposite of cease?

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Verb
Opposite of to draw to a close
Verb
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
“The footage will start in a few minutes!”
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(begin) Opposite of to draw to a close
“They grow, break free from the host, and drop to the bottom of the water to begin an independent life.”
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(continue) Opposite of to draw to a close
“If symptoms persist, please see a doctor.”
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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.”
Verb
Opposite of become extinguished
Noun
Opposite of the ending of an activity
Noun
Opposite of the ending or final part of an event, process, or text
“To create dramatic tension at the beginning of an adventure game, start by presenting a problem, typically during a cut-scene.”
Noun
(archaic) Opposite of the ending of an activity
“The continuance of this project is of the utmost importance to the community to safeguard lives and property.”
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