What is the opposite of oppose?

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Opposite of to defy or put up an opposition to
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Opposite of to defy or challenge someone or something with hostile or argumentative intent
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Opposite of to feel an intense dislike for
“I really love going to the beach on a warm and sunny day.”
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Opposite of to struggle to overcome, eliminate, or prevent
“The network will finally bow to mounting pressure to remove the controversial show from its nightly rotation.”
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Opposite of to protect or shield from harm or danger
“It was so silent that it was like one of those movies where suddenly a murderer pops up out of the bushes to attack the helpless woman.”
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Opposite of to confront or come up against
“I order you to stand down and retreat, Captain!”
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Opposite of to defy or put up an opposition to
“We do everything possible to ensure that our drivers adhere to the rules of the road, especially speed limits.”
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Opposite of to confront or come up against
“The general's hopes for success in battle were dashed as a result of the willingness of the native population to cooperate with the enemy.”
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Opposite of to differ strikingly or to be an unsuitable match
“Our opinions would often align during our discussions on any topic.”
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Opposite of to give force or effect toward
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Opposite of to express dissatisfaction or annoyance about something
“So keep your chin up, dig into work and rejoice in the fact that the weekend is almost here.”
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(sports) Opposite of to compete against
“She was excited to partner with her longtime culinary idol in a cookoff against one of the best chefs in the country.”
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Opposite of to differ strikingly or to be an unsuitable match
“He wore a navy suit to complement her plunging dress.”
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Opposite of to set or play off one, or oneself, against another
“Jonas has this innate ability to team himself with the strongest participant or participants in any given group activity.”
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Opposite of to confront, or come up against, a given situation
“It seems important at this point to emphasize that resilient leaders do not dodge adversity or escape the vagaries of life.”
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