What is the opposite of leave?

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(of a place or location) Opposite of to go or get away from
“When I arrive, I will take you away from your suffering.”
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(of a place or location) Opposite of to go or get away from
Stay where you are, and I will come and get you!”
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Opposite of to set off on a journey
“Moana's father would advise her to remain on the island, despite her desire to venture outside of it.”
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(of a person or object) Opposite of to leave behind
“He will always remain with his wife and family regardless of the situation.”
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(of a person or object) Opposite of to leave behind
“After her release from rehab, she would proceed to reclaim her children.”
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Opposite of to trust to the care of
“I will keep this sensitive material to myself as I do not trust anyone with it.”
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Opposite of to cause to remain as a trace or record
“You could try using baking soda to remove the stain.”
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(of an object or person) Opposite of to put in a specific location
“Please remove your dirty laundry from the bed!”
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Opposite of to delay taking action
“This is a dire situation, and we need to act now!”
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Opposite of to stop taking action
“Gentlemen, let's begin the race!”
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Opposite of to stop attending or belonging to a particular organization or institution
“Instead of looking for work, Gary decided he would stay in university to do a post-graduate course.”
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Opposite of to lose by inadvertently leaving behind
“Remember to take all your belongings with you after you finish your lunch.”
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Opposite of to allow to continue
“Could you stop what you are doing and help me resolve this issue?”
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Opposite of to let someone down by abandoning or neglecting them
“Chase your dreams! We will always be here to support you.”
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Opposite of to depart or run away, especially secretly
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Opposite of to abandon or leave behind
“Free from the control of cult life, Koichi struggles to shed the corrupt lineage he inherited from his proxy father while trying to reclaim his family.”
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Opposite of to leave behind
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Opposite of to split or withdraw from a union, alliance or organization
“He wanted to join the Star Knights, the fabled special forces unit comprised of only the strongest and most valiant soldiers.”
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Opposite of to cause to be empty or vacant
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Opposite of to step down from one's position or role
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Opposite of to retreat or flee from a (hostile) place or situation
“Then he commanded the soldiers to advance, bearing shields so that they were all standing on the river bank.”
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Opposite of to resign from (a job)
“In the end, John decided to stay at his job and continued to allow real estate to be a part of his life.”
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Opposite of to leave behind or stop caring for someone or something
“She volunteered to adopt and care for the abandoned dog.”
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Opposite of to position or place something in a particular place or spot
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Opposite of to leave or give up an office or position
“The move followed several months of rumors and speculations on who was going to fill the position vacated by the former executive director.”
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Opposite of to provide with a quality, ability, or asset
Noun
Opposite of a period of time when one has permission to be absent from work or duty
“Can I get back to you later? I am on duty at the moment.”
Noun
(arrival) Opposite of the act of leaving or exiting a place or vicinity
“Upon the Emperor's arrival, everyone was clearly on edge.”
Noun
(stay) Opposite of the act of leaving or exiting a place or vicinity
“Jiminy's stay at the resort would be shortlived due to a problem with gastro.”
Noun
(dated or law) Opposite of consent, usually formal in nature from an authority
“The interdiction of all trade was an outrage upon the rights of all neutral nations.”
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Opposite of an extended period of leisure and recreation, especially one involving travel
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Opposite of an extended period of leisure and recreation, especially one spent away from home or in travelling
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Opposite of the state of not being at a particular place, especially when one's attendance is expected
“Madam, we require your presence on the north-western ravelin immediately.”
Noun
Opposite of a person's sanction or support
“Jenka would still marry the head honcho of the motorcycle gang despite her parents' disapproval.”
Noun
Opposite of a pause or interval
“The manager told him that he needed more continuity in his work, and not to work at two speeds. Slow, and stop!”
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