What is the opposite of exterminate?

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Opposite of to kill, especially in large numbers and usually deliberately
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Opposite of to kill off or put an end to someone or something
“The Vikings were in good spirits, becoming well disposed to Bagnold, and decided to spare him instead of killing him.”
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Opposite of to remove completely, leaving no trace
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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 put an end to
“The fake images that concern us the most are those that were created to perpetuate a lie.”
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Opposite of to end the life of, as a means to prevent the divulgence of information
“His duty is to protect the witness at all costs.”
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(recall) Opposite of to remove completely, leaving no trace
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(exacerbate) 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 die or cease living
“Feller helps students understand the transient world in which they live and to appreciate the natural ephemera all around them.”
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