What is the opposite of resign?

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Opposite of to step down from one's position or role
“Al would maintain his position as CEO of the project, despite its restructuring.”
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Opposite of to relinquish or give up a right, claim or title
“In my opinion, the most effective solution would be to allow the consumer buyer to retain his right to a price reduction.”
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Opposite of to accept that something undesirable cannot be avoided
“Some people refuse to accept the idea of a regional assembly in the northwest is extinct.”
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Opposite of to relinquish or give up a right or claim
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Opposite of to resign from (a job)
“In the end, John decided to stay at his job and continued to allow real estate to be a part of his life.”
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Opposite of to retire (with a pension) due to age
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Opposite of to split or withdraw from a union, alliance or organization
“He wanted to join the Star Knights, the fabled special forces unit comprised of only the strongest and most valiant soldiers.”
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Opposite of to remove blame or responsibility from
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Opposite of to surrender to arguments, demands, or pressure
“The rebels vowed to resist any attack by the military and to fight on for independence.”
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Opposite of to relinquish or give up something, typically on compulsion or demand
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Opposite of to transfer oneself to another place, especially in the company of others
Stay where you are and I will be right back with a tray.”
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Opposite of to cease to proceed or act
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Opposite of to stop pursuing or fighting
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