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What is the opposite of cease?

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Verb
Opposite of to stop or desist from doing something
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Opposite of to give up or abstain from something
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Opposite of to come to an end, or to disappear completely
“A strange vision would appear to him in his sleep, and he woke up believing he was a prophet.”
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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 draw, or cause 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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Opposite of excise, remove
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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 become less intense, violent, or severe
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Opposite of to clear or disappear (gradually), especially of something undesirable
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Opposite of to 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 to stop the operations of, typically due to financial difficulty
Noun
Opposite of the ending of an activity
Noun
Opposite of the state of being blocked or stopped from progressing
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.”
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