What is the opposite of eliminate?

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Opposite of to completely remove or get rid of
“If the ink stain sets in the sheets, good luck trying to remove it.”
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Opposite of to destroy (usually forcefully) or to put an end to
“The rhetoric serves to perpetuate the myth that perpetrators have no control over their behavior when they are drunk.”
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Opposite of to exclude (someone or something) from consideration or further participation
“Her credentials are remarkable so include her on the list of candidates.”
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Opposite of to take the life of
“She pleaded to the emperor to spare the lives of the soldiers.”
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Opposite of to prohibit or interdict the participation or inclusion of
“The sponsoring institution is free to admit participants who are not supported by the grant so long as there are not too many to weaken the instructional program.”
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(physiology) Opposite of to expel or excrete waste matter from the body
“Stress also affects the nervous system and can build toxins in nerve tissues, causing them to function poorly and contribute to the formation of cysts and fibromas.”
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Opposite of get rid of
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Opposite of to throw away (something unwanted or useless)
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Opposite of to destroy or disrupt by means of sabotage
“Dad would often aid my development in tennis by taking me to extra practice sessions.”
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Opposite of to take the life of
“Joe is under strict instruction to protect the witness at all cost.”
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Opposite of to put an end to
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Opposite of to cause the death of
“So if they resurrect any more dead characters remember where you heard it first.”
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Opposite of to drive away or cause to vanish
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Opposite of to get rid of
“Why do you like to keep your old belongings? It is only resulting in more clutter around our home!”
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Opposite of to get rid of by cleaning
“Myrtle advised her son not to stain their hosts' carpet.”
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Opposite of to dismiss from a job
“There was plenty of support from within to appoint her as the next Minister of Defense.”
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Opposite of to postpone or assign to a later time or date
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Opposite of to cause to dissipate
“I would suppress my anxiety until the stress became unbearable.”
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Opposite of remove from consideration
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Opposite of to erase or strike out
“Remember to include the person's name in your dataset as appropriate.”
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Opposite of to remove completely, leaving no trace
“The parties to contested actions are often at daggers drawn, and the litigious process serves to exacerbate the hostility between them.”
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Opposite of to subtract a quantity or number
Add two and two, and you get four.”
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Opposite of to remove or clear a block or obstruction from
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Opposite of to surgically remove a part of the body, especially a limb
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Opposite of reconcile a situation
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Opposite of to provide assuagement or palliation to
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Opposite of empty something
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Opposite of to put an end to, especially formally
“They also approve new programs of instruction and cancel or make changes in existing programs.”
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Opposite of to cut or prune off as the top or extreme part of anything
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Opposite of to solve (a problem)
“As those who attended the meeting heard, there are several issues of circumstance that problematize this motion.”
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Opposite of to pay off one's debts
“I bought another car which will only serve to accumulate more debt on my credit card.”
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