What is the opposite of firing?

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Noun
Opposite of the act of ordering or allowing someone to leave a place or position
Noun
Opposite of the action of firing a gun or missile
“A crucial element in shock action was the holding of fire until the enemy was at a very close range.”
Noun
Opposite of the shooting of projectiles from weapons, such as bullets from guns
“We tried sending the infantry in waves, but they couldn't get past their defenses.”
Noun
Opposite of the dismissal of someone from a job
“The year began, appropriately enough, with the appointment of a new manager.”
Noun
Opposite of the action of discharging someone from a hospital or from the armed forces or police
“She played a key role in the recruitment and briefing of agents, and became an expert writer of letters in code.”
Noun
Opposite of the act or process of burning
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to cause to burn or catch fire
“They spent more than 11 hours containing the blaze and used a turntable ladder to douse it from above.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to shoot or discharge a projectile, pulse or stream via a weapon or device
“The detective sighed and motioned toward his partner, who proceeded to sheath his gun and then walk toward the International Satellite.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to send through the air via physical force or acceleration
“Napoleon gave the order for all those that had muskets and ammunition to load up and hold their fire until ordered.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to suffuse with vigor, life, energy, or spirit
“We propose to break their will by proving that they cannot win, and by showing that as long as they continue to try to win, they will have to absorb tremendous losses.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to discharge from a job or position
“At the lower levels of business activities within this sector are very small operations that employ as few as five employees at maximum.”
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