What is the opposite of dismiss?

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Opposite of to remove from employment or office
“Many restaurateurs and hoteliers, most airlines, and even some wine retailers employ consultants in their wine selection.”
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Opposite of to send away or order to leave
“They are struck by his pressing need to go out to the peripheries and invite sinners and social outcasts into his Kingdom.”
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Opposite of to treat as unworthy of serious consideration
“Julie would entertain the idea of her daughter staying home the day after a severe bout of coughing.”
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Opposite of to belittle or express disapproval of
“I am grateful for his invitation and applaud his humanitarian vision.”
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Opposite of to drive out
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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 throw away (something unwanted or useless)
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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 expel or send away, especially permanently
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Opposite of to put an end to, especially formally
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Opposite of remove from office suddenly and forcefully
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Opposite of to drive away or cause to vanish
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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 fire or dismiss (someone) from a job
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Opposite of to snub and reject an offer or suggestion
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Opposite of steamroll
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Opposite of to postpone or assign to a later time or date
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Opposite of to deliberately or persistently avoid through antipathy or caution
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Opposite of to give little or no attention to
Note the clues, as you will need it later.”
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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 avoid addressing or tackling
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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 provide assuagement or palliation to
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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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