What is the opposite of remove?

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Opposite of to take away or pull out from a place or position
“There are many charging stations at the airport that you can insert your device's USB cable into.”
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Opposite of to abolish or get rid of
“Our department will soon introduce a new system to streamline our processes.”
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Opposite of to detach or separate two items or objects from each other
“If you attach the two wooden boards together, it should reinforce the frame.”
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Opposite of to move (something) to a different location
“Let's just leave the fridge where it is until we can get more people to help us move it.”
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Opposite of to get rid of by cleaning
“Myrtle advised her son not to stain their hosts' carpet.”
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(of clothing) Opposite of to take off
“I would politely decline to don the tacky headdress for the traditional celebration.”
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Opposite of to dismiss from a job
“There was plenty of support from within to appoint her as the next Minister of Defense.”
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Opposite of to take the life of
“Joe is under strict instruction to protect the witness at all cost.”
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Opposite of to take possession of legally, under authority, or by law
“Many of the precious stolen relics will be very difficult to replace.”
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Opposite of to take possession of illegally or without authorization
“Though his parents offered to contribute some money, Newton wanted to earn his car through hard work.”
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Opposite of to tear up by the roots
“It is ideal to plant roses in the mild or mid-winter as the low lighting will help the roots grow deep into the soil.”
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Opposite of to cut off
“You can join the parts back together again with superglue.”
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(of writing) Opposite of to erase or strike out
“It's time for you to start expanding your vocabulary and add some fresh, new words to your writing.”
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Opposite of to change the location of one's home or place of business
“He always responded that he would stay in the Big Apple despite numerous temptations to leave.”
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Opposite of to remove from employment or office
“Many restaurateurs and hoteliers, most airlines, and even some wine retailers employ consultants in their wine selection.”
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Opposite of to cut or trim to a short length, especially hair
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Opposite of to disconnect or detach one thing from another
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Opposite of to throw away (something unwanted or useless)
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Opposite of to set free, especially from entanglement or difficulty
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Opposite of to completely remove or get rid of
“If the ink stain sets in the sheets, good luck trying to remove it.”
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Opposite of to remove or take off, especially one's clothing
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Opposite of to seize and detain a person unlawfully or forcefully
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Opposite of to remove from a particular place
“The chef would place a heap of anchovies on my pizza despite me specifically telling him not to.”
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Opposite of to discontinue or no longer provide (something previously supplied or offered)
“While forgiveness might be good for the soul, it needs both sides to proffer that olive branch.”
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Opposite of to subtract
“If you add two to five, that will equal seven.”
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Opposite of to shut off or keep apart, as from company, society, etc.
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Opposite of to take away from
“They would need to add an extra year to his contract to finally close negotiations.”
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Opposite of to remove unwanted elements from a group
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Opposite of to empty or draw out from a space or container
“She sings from her heart and tries to fill the hospital ward with some much-needed joy.”
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Opposite of to pat lightly and quickly to clean or wipe away
“You'll need to scrub this stubborn stain nice and hard to remove it.”
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Opposite of to dispossess someone of something
“Someone had stolen Jesse's car, but the thief would then return it later that day.”
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Opposite of to revoke or cancel
“The Ministry of Information deemed it could not impose a ban on the film because it did not pose a threat to national security.”
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Opposite of to unload or discharge, typically cargo
“Marek opened the car door and began to load the bags onto the back seat, and wedged them behind the seats with his foot.”
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Opposite of to open or undo, as what is wrapped or folded
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Opposite of to remove completely, leaving no trace
“The discovery of bronze enabled people to create metal objects which were harder and more durable than previously possible.”
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Opposite of to throw away (something unwanted or useless)
“My mother wanted to keep all of my school work from my junior school years for sentimentality reasons.”
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Opposite of to eliminate from view or from being physically present
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Opposite of to detach or move away (from) someone or something
“As you center your attention on me, I come to you.”
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Opposite of to explain away or dispel
“They continue to mark and validate his separation from the streets and reinforce his belief that he can take a different path.”
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Opposite of to take or obtain (liquid or gas) from a source
“She settles herself on a wooden chair with a book and coffee as she intermittently observes Tim fill the pool with water.”
Noun
Opposite of the extent or measurement of something from end to end
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