What is the opposite of expel?

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Opposite of to drive out with force
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Opposite of to expel or send away, especially permanently
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Opposite of to expel air from the lungs
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Opposite of to drive out
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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 be ejected from an active volcano
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Opposite of to brush off or away, typically dirt or litter
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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 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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(of gas or heat) Opposite of to expel or discharge, typically gas or light
“Insulation is, first and foremost, used to confine the heat within a given space.”
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Opposite of to emit or give off
“Most closet dehumidifiers are wireless and use salt, silica gel, or other materials to absorb moisture that is in the air.”
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Opposite of to throw away (something unwanted or useless)
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Opposite of to force (someone or something) out of somewhere
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Opposite of to cause to be empty or vacant
“We advise all users to fill the machinery with oil before turning it on.”
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Opposite of to expel or send away, especially permanently
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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 draw or push out
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Opposite of to allow or enable to escape from confinement
“They would hold him in shackles while interrogating him.”
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