What is the opposite of recoil?

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Opposite of to suddenly spring or flinch back in fear, horror, or disgust
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Opposite of to retreat or flee from a (hostile) place or situation
“Then he commanded the soldiers to advance, bearing shields so that they were all standing on the river bank.”
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Opposite of to bounce back through the air after hitting something hard
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Opposite of move back or away, especially because of fear or disgust
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Opposite of to jolt, usually due to astonishment, shock or fear
“Jake will usually just deadpan at pranks directed at him.”
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Opposite of to rebound or ricochet off something
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Opposite of to show or feel repugnance for or resistance to something
“Homer is certain that Marge is going to like a bowling ball for her birthday present.”
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Opposite of to jerk suddenly in surprise
“The class would be still as their teacher spoke during class.”
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Opposite of to move rapidly or suddenly from a constrained position
“The lever is supposed to bounce back after two seconds but it would remain in the activated position for the entirety of the process.”
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Opposite of to fail in the intended effect
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Opposite of to retreat or withdraw from a place or position
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Opposite of avoid or move away from an unpleasant topic
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Opposite of vibrate in sound
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Opposite of to move with a short, sudden movement
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Opposite of a strong negative reaction by a large number of people, especially to a social or political development
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Opposite of a sense of disgust and loathing
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Opposite of thinking or behaving that is oppositional to previous or established modes of thought and behavior
“The song will have a music video as well, hinted about as a nod to horror classics such as The Shining and the story of Jekyll and Hyde.”
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Opposite of an act of repeating, or going back to, an earlier state or situation
“The departure from a democratic political system has plunged the country into anarchy and chaos.”
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Opposite of the ability to spring back strongly, or the quality of being flexible
“Taking up so much of the roof area, it has to stay sealed with the glass permanently in place to maintain the car's body rigidity.”
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