What is the opposite of leaving?

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Verb
(of a place or location) Opposite of present participle for 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 present participle for to go or get away from
Stay where you are, and I will come and get you!”
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Opposite of present participle for 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 present participle for 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 present participle for to leave behind
“After her release from rehab, she would proceed to reclaim her children.”
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Opposite of present participle for 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 present participle for 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 present participle for to put in a specific location
“Please remove your dirty laundry from the bed!”
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Opposite of present participle for to delay taking action
“This is a dire situation, and we need to act now!”
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Opposite of present participle for to stop taking action
“Gentlemen, let's begin the race!”
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Opposite of present participle for 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 present participle for 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 present participle for to allow to continue
“Could you stop what you are doing and help me resolve this issue?”
Noun
Opposite of an act of leaving a place
Noun
Opposite of the action of leaving a place, group or activity
Noun
(main meal) Opposite of a part or quantity that is left after the greater part has been used, removed, or destroyed
Noun
(base) Opposite of a part or quantity that is left after the greater part has been used, removed, or destroyed
Noun
Opposite of the act of excreting
Noun
Opposite of the action of leaving something one has previously occupied
Adjective
Opposite of in the process of leaving an office or position
“Any incoming administration would be ill-advised to get on my bad side early in the game.”
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