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What is the opposite of obstruct?

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Opposite of to block or clog up a space or opening
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Opposite of to impede the work or ability of, especially intending to cause failure
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Opposite of to cause to fail
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Opposite of to prevent or dissuade someone from engaging in an activity
“She would encourage her husband to eat plenty of vegetables because it was good for his health.”
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Opposite of to physically make unclear or less visible
“The news anchor would throw over to the announcer to reveal the winner of the first prize.”
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Opposite of to make (someone or something) late or slow
“We should avoid taking shortcuts just to hasten the time it takes to reach our destination.”
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Opposite of to impede or keep in check (the progress of)
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Opposite of to try to prevent by action or argument
“Sachs's impression from this exchange was that Rania was respectful of others' customs and beliefs but also insistent that they accept the protocols of their new home.”
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Opposite of to prohibit or interdict the participation or inclusion of
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Opposite of to act in advance of, especially with preventative measures
“We were headed for the big time, but I allowed myself to be ambushed by the corruption of my Godly principles and I fell deep into drugs and alcohol.”
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Opposite of to confine or keep within certain limits or boundaries
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Opposite of to prevent (hopes or expectations) from being realized
“Hitherto Smith had seen many places along the coast, from Monhegan Island southward, that could fulfill his dreams and ambition.”
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Opposite of to burden, load or encumber with
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Opposite of to plug or stuff a hole or empty space with something
“Edna agreed to slip the goblet into her purse if I could empty the glass.”
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