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 cause to remain behind
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Opposite of to abandon in a remote, desolate place, as on a deserted island
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To move to or place in a particular position
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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 transfer oneself to another place, especially in the company of others
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Opposite of to give permission to
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(separate oneself from) Opposite of to sever relations with
“Nelly attempted to not involve herself in their petty and often violent disputes.”
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Opposite of to place or leave something at a given place or location
“You can collect the car once servicing has been completed.”
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Opposite of put back
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 a place
“Upon the Emperor's arrival, everyone was clearly on edge.”
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(stay) Opposite of the act of leaving a place
“Jiminy's stay at the resort would be shortlived due to a problem with gastro.”
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(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.”
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Opposite of a person's sanction or support
“Jenka would still marry the head honcho of the motorcycle gang despite her parents' disapproval.”
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