What is the opposite of desist?

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Opposite of to cease to proceed or act
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Opposite of to give up or abstain from something
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Opposite of to refuse or say no to
“I accept your apology for breaking the vase.”
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Opposite of to stop doing something
“One look around me confirmed for me that I wanted to continue along this career path.”
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Opposite of to stop taking action
“Gentlemen, let's begin the race!”
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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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Opposite of to diminish in intensity or severity, especially gradually
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Opposite of to give up one's resistance against something
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Opposite of to prevent oneself from
“I indulge myself once a month by eating ice-cream.”
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Opposite of to die or cease living
“Feller helps students understand the transient world in which they live and to appreciate the natural ephemera all around them.”
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