What is the opposite of relieve?

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Opposite of to provide assuagement or palliation to
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Opposite of to remove blame or responsibility from
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Opposite of to remove or take away (something) from (someone)
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Opposite of to free from fear, doubt or anxiety
“They might in fact, have borne down a great deal more than they met with, for there was little to distress them beyond the want of graciousness and warmth.”
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Opposite of to unburden from something undesirable or restrictive
“We should work towards paying off our debt so that we will no longer burden ourselves with these high interest rates.”
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Opposite of to take over the place, position, or role of
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Opposite of to help or give aid to
“The adjustable hood fits over helmets and hats and won't hinder your vision while you're out and about.”
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Opposite of to relieve of an imputation by apology or defense
“He sat down together with Gwen to scrutinize Gibbons's letters, looking for anything he had written that could be used to hold him to his promise.”
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Opposite of to remove from suspicion or guilt
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Opposite of to relieve (someone or something) of a load
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Opposite of to give new life to, or to restore to a healthy condition
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Opposite of to decrease in feeling or strength
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Opposite of to drive away or cause to vanish
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Opposite of take over the place, position, or role of
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Opposite of make ceremonially clean
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Opposite of to remove or rescue from harm or danger
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Opposite of to give someone or something a rest or break
“They work me off my feet and knock the spirit out of me until I literally collapse from exhaustion.”
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Opposite of to rescue or remove from a bad situation
“Kate would put him in danger by asking him to help a man she knows is not entitled to such help.”
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Opposite of to emit or discharge from a container, space, or one's body
“As the bucket is pulled toward the machine, it will dig and load the bucket with the material being excavated.”
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Opposite of to clear a debt or pay what is owed
“Many creditors feared that, as a result of the war, the country might repudiate its debt.”
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(of a siege, blockade, or embargo) Opposite of to abandon or force an enemy to abandon
“They would commence their siege towards the bastion only to be repelled by a sea of long-range ballistics.”
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