What is the opposite of destroying?

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Verb
Opposite of present participle for to cause significant damage or destruction to
“Newcastle is open for business with developers wanting to build skyscrapers in the city.”
Verb
(restoring) Opposite of present participle for 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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(preserving) Opposite of present participle for to severely disrupt the well-being or condition of
“We must preserve the environment so that natural wonders can be enjoyed by future generations.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for 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 present participle for to defeat soundly
“The bout was incredibly close, but he would eventually lose to his opponent.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to take the life of
“Bryan Mills proposed to spare those who had taken his daughter if they returned her safely to him.”
Verb
(of plans made) Opposite of present participle for to prevent or sabotage
“Our partnership with the company will reinforce our plans to expand in the region.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to overwhelm the composure of
“The constant criticisms would actually strengthen his resolve to succeed.”
Noun
Opposite of the act or state of worsening or making or getting worse
“This plan package has curbed the sharp decline of the economy, steadied investor and consumer confidence, and promoted the stable recovery of the economy.”
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