What is the opposite of eclipse?

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Noun
Opposite of the act or state of obscuring or blocking an object or light
Noun
Opposite of a loss of significance or power in relation to another person or thing
Noun
Opposite of a state of decline or degeneration
“In the struggle which followed Temür's death, we find almost all the political actors who had played a part in his rise to power and his early rule.”
Noun
Opposite of a significant or total loss of power, prosperity, or status
“A notable businessman, who started off as an ordinary salesman, told me that he put his success down to that one little trick for breaking the ice with his customers.”
Noun
Opposite of an act of someone or something ceasing to be visible
Verb
Opposite of to obscure or block out an object or light
Verb
Opposite of to be superior to in performance or standard
Verb
Opposite of to be superior to
“More to the point, if I made a copy of a cassette, the copy would be inferior to the original.”
Verb
Opposite of to defeat, or be better than, someone or something
“Many people openly questioned how a heavily favored team could lose to the underdog.”
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Opposite of to physically make unclear or less visible
“The news anchor would throw over to the announcer to reveal the winner of the first prize.”
Verb
Opposite of to outdo or surpass a performance
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Opposite of hang over
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Opposite of to have power and influence over
“After three straight weeks with poor performances, the young gun continues to struggle at the elite level of the sport.”
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Opposite of to create or form a layer over
“The parakeets strip the bark off the rimu and the totara to get at the juice.”
Verb
Opposite of to be more in number than somebody or something
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Opposite of to surpass or eclipse in performance, standard or magnitude
Verb
Opposite of to surpass in skill or achievement
“Tom neglected his studies and, as a result, would fall behind his cousin in the upcoming exam.”
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