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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 disregard and 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 forcibly relieve a monarch of the monarchy
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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 officially cancel (a decree, decision, or promise)
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Opposite of to expel or send away, especially permanently
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Opposite of to decide not to do something
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Opposite of to ignore or pay no attention to
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Opposite of to fire or dismiss (someone) from a job
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Opposite of to clear of or to free from guilt
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Opposite of to comprehensively defeat
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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 go or cause to go in different directions
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Opposite of to make something appear trivial
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Opposite of to minimize or moderate the seriousness of
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Opposite of to put at east or quell
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Opposite of to eliminate from view or from being physically present
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Opposite of to relieve (someone or something) of a load
Noun
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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