What is the opposite of depress?

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Opposite of to make emotionally sad or depressed
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“Mariamma, however, has a ray of hope, which she believes, would brighten her life someday.”
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Opposite of to push steadily downward or against with some force
“We all yelled at Tony to lift the lever once the water had filled the reservoir.”
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Opposite of to diminish the price, value or amount of
“Purely because wood increases aesthetic value, sometimes usage of fine wood like teak and rosewood can appreciate the value of the house depending on the quality of the structure.”
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Opposite of to inhibit or slow down
“The process can be tedious and difficult at times, and there is no magic formula to hasten the process of growth.”
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Opposite of to form a deep recess or notch in a line or surface
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(of a button on a device or machine) Opposite of to press down on
“Do not release the lever until our knights have entered the castle through the gates!”
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Opposite of to reduce the (perceived) value or price of
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Opposite of to reduce the strength or intensity of
“In a panic that is not all or even principally selfish, the clergy are losing their acuteness and making blunders which only serve to intensify the hatred of their opponents.”
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Opposite of to put a damper on one's mood or enthusiasm
“You need a nice, relaxing holiday to raise your spirits.”
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Opposite of to cause to become physically weaker
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Opposite of to cause to feel disheartened or disillusioned
“You delight us with your presence, Princess, how may we serve you?”
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Opposite of to be detrimental to
“Some skeptics have surprisingly suggested that global warming could actually benefit society and the economy.”
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Opposite of to cause or create a dent in something by applying pressure
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Opposite of to fall down or to a lower level, especially abruptly
“I felt excited when the plane began to rise towards the sky.”
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Opposite of to delve into or hollow out a surface or ground
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Opposite of to make a hollow or indentation in the surface of
“The following day, trucks were put to use hauling clay to fill the hole caused by the first cave-ins.”
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