What is the opposite of resist?

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Opposite of to withstand the action or effect of
“Lovers of ease who refuse to have anything to do with spiritual science would be affected by his magic.”
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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 struggle or fight back when attacked
“We would rather die in the mountains or be eaten by wild animals than to surrender to the enemy.”
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Opposite of to refrain from in spite of temptation
“Moderation is a useful practice for anyone who has bad habits or the tendency to enjoy too much of a good thing.”
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Opposite of to resist or endure (something) successfully
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Opposite of to resist or withstand something that is difficult to endure
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Opposite of to hesitate or be unwilling to accept an idea or undertaking
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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 confront or come up against
“I order you to stand down and retreat, Captain!”
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Opposite of to defy or put up an opposition to
“We do everything possible to ensure that our drivers adhere to the rules of the road, especially speed limits.”
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Opposite of keep at bay
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(fend off) Opposite of to defend against or keep away
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Opposite of to cease to perform a specified action
“After fully recovering from tendonitis, I could continue running as I did before.”
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Opposite of to give force or effect toward
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Opposite of to keep (a physical object that one has obtained) to oneself rather than giving it back to its owner
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Opposite of avoid consuming or smoking
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Opposite of to keep going
“Lingering showers will eventually end across the Central and Eastern coastal areas.”
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(of a substance) Opposite of to resist mixing with or be impervious to (another substance)
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Opposite of to keep or withhold oneself from something
“While I was on holiday, I would indulge in plenty of delicious desserts.”
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Opposite of to face something unpleasant with courage and fortitude
“We decided to escape the bad weather and call it a day.”
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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 to continue to operate or remain usable
“If it exceeds its specified limit, it will eventually break, and the motor will burn out.”
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