What is the opposite of prevent?

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Opposite of to stop or keep from happening or continuing
“Drive carefully. We don't want to cause an accident.”
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Opposite of to disallow, usually through the use of preventative measures
“The website will allow you to leave comments after you sign in.”
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Opposite of to take action with the intent of hindering someone or something
“Let's help this lady carry her groceries.”
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Opposite of to discourage or dissuade someone from doing something
“We should encourage our children to play sports.”
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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 prevent or protect (something) from being destroyed
“He would inevitably lose his hat when the wind swept it from his head.”
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Opposite of to destroy or disrupt by means of sabotage
“Dad would often aid my development in tennis by taking me to extra practice sessions.”
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(of an action or event) Opposite of to prevent from happening
“Despite the best efforts of the protestors, the politicians would expedite the ratification of the new law.”
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Opposite of to defy or put up an opposition to
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Opposite of to take preventative measures
“If you do not warm up before exercising strenuously, you can almost guarantee injury.”
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(of plans made) Opposite of to prevent or sabotage
“Our partnership with the company will reinforce our plans to expand in the region.”
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Opposite of to have a severely detrimental effect on
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Opposite of to ruin or spoil completely
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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 eliminate or prevent the occurrence of
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Opposite of to put an end to
“We will not initiate a war, but if a war is imposed on us, we will defend ourselves with the utmost resolution and determination.”
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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 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 avoid (something undesirable) by luck or skill
“Blok was forced not only to confront his own mortality now that his father had recently died but also his growing anachronism as a poet.”
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Opposite of to prevent oneself from
“I indulge myself once a month by eating ice-cream.”
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Opposite of draw away
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