What is the opposite of extinguish?

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Opposite of to extinguish a flame or fire
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Opposite of to remove or destroy entirely
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Opposite of to obscure or eclipse something
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Opposite of to keep quiet
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Opposite of get rid of
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Opposite of to remove completely, leaving no trace
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(initiate) Opposite of to put an end to
“We will not initiate a war, but if a war is imposed on us, we will defend ourselves with the utmost resolution and determination.”
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(perpetuate) 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 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 make less strong or intense
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(smooth over) Opposite of to resolve, or work towards resolving an issue or conflict
“The Council urges all parties to exert restraint and refrain from taking any action which might exacerbate the situation.”
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Opposite of to turn or switch off (something)
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Opposite of to deaden, muffle, or soften the sound of
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Opposite of to take a life
“The story is about a scientist who claimed that he could resurrect the dead.”
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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.”
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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 inundate, submerge, overwhelm
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Opposite of to obscure or block out (light)
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Opposite of to put a damper on one's mood or enthusiasm
“You need a nice, relaxing holiday to raise your spirits.”
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