What is the opposite of destroy?

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Opposite of to cause significant damage or destruction to
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“Newcastle is open for business with developers wanting to build skyscrapers in the city.”
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(restore) Opposite of to severely disrupt the well-being or condition of
“It will take many years for the ozone layer to restore itself.”
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(preserve) Opposite of to severely disrupt the well-being or condition of
“We must preserve the environment so that natural wonders can be enjoyed by future generations.”
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Opposite of to put an end to
“The fake images that concern us the most are those that were created to perpetuate a lie.”
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Opposite of to defeat soundly
“The bout was incredibly close, but he would eventually lose to his opponent.”
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Opposite of to take the life of
“Bryan Mills proposed to spare those who had taken his daughter if they returned her safely to him.”
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(of plans made) Opposite of to prevent or sabotage
“Our partnership with the company will reinforce our plans to expand in the region.”
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Opposite of to overwhelm the composure of
“The constant criticisms would actually strengthen his resolve to succeed.”
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Opposite of get rid of
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Opposite of to destroy or disrupt by means of sabotage
“Dad would often aid my development in tennis by taking me to extra practice sessions.”
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Opposite of to cause the death of
“So if they resurrect any more dead characters remember where you heard it first.”
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(usually of a disease or condition) Opposite of to affect adversely
“Eating a healthy and balanced meal will help to protect against all forms of malnutrition.”
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Opposite of to make less organized
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Opposite of to put an end to
“We will not initiate a war, but if a war is imposed on us, we will defend ourselves with the utmost resolution and determination.”
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Opposite of to ruin or spoil completely
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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 break or demolish
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Opposite of to destroy by ripping
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Opposite of destroy or harass
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