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 put an end to something, typically by the use of force
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Opposite of to put an end to something, especially one's ability to speak or express oneself
“His public transgressions will continue to occasion criticisms of his wild party ways.”
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Opposite of to remove completely, leaving no trace
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Opposite of to muffle or deaden the sound of
“It is important to use speakers to amplify the volume to ensure that everyone can hear the audio on the video clips.”
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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 to violently subdue (opposition or a rebellion)
“Fearful that the right planned to establish a fascist state, socialists rose up in the mining districts of Asturias only to be defeated by the army under the supervision of General Franco.”
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Opposite of to remove completely, leaving no trace
“The discovery of bronze enabled people to create metal objects which were harder and more durable than previously possible.”
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Opposite of to turn or switch off (something)
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(figurative) Opposite of to stifle or suppress a quality or characteristic
“The desire to prove this to all who stood before him caused Atheos to move toward the Golden Gate and unleash his fury upon this symbol of their bondage.”
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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 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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