What is the opposite of dismiss?

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Opposite of to drive or force out
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Opposite of remove from employment or office, typically on the grounds of unsatisfactory performance
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Opposite of treat as unworthy of serious consideration
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Opposite of to show an unwillingness to grant, allow, or consent
“As of today, the committee will allow the construction of a self-sustaining garden in the city compound.”
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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 remove from office suddenly and forcefully
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Opposite of to discard or exclude (someone or something)
“The coach decided to include David as part of the squad that would represent the country in the World Championships.”
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Opposite of to drive or force out
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Opposite of steamroll
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Opposite of to assign to a later time
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Opposite of to deliberately or persistently avoid through antipathy or caution
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Opposite of to decide not to do something
“Ned Nederlander would accept the German's challenge of a quickdraw.”
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Opposite of to make something appear trivial
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Opposite of make little of
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Opposite of to respond to a negative situation lightheartedly, as though it were a joke
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Opposite of to play in a subordinate, or in an inferior manner
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Opposite of demobilize or disband
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Opposite of to make more bearable or less severe
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Opposite of an act of refusal or avoidance
“Give the ride a go. You may well find yourself enjoying the experience.”
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