What is the opposite of restrain?

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Opposite of to regulate or keep under control
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Opposite of to impede or keep in check (the progress of)
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Opposite of to prevent (someone or something) from doing something
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Opposite of to arrest or take into lawful or authorized custody
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Opposite of to impede the work or ability of, especially intending to cause failure
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Opposite of to make less powerful or intense, thereby easier to control
“In an ancient era, twin girls are raised as boys to prevent their wizard father from sacrificing them to intensify his supernatural powers.”
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Opposite of to overcome or bring under control
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Opposite of to restrain or repress, especially one's feelings, opinions or emotions
“He could ill afford to openly express his joy at Hedda's escape, as this surely would be looked upon by Gerhard as an act of treason.”
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Opposite of to physically restrain, especially with chains or manacles
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Opposite of to keep under control, especially something that is increasing in intensity or extremity
“He is the latest candidate to unleash his anger with raw and emotional language.”
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Opposite of to confine or keep within certain limits or boundaries
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Opposite of to keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level
“He would take deep breaths as a coping mechanism when negative thoughts and feelings were threatening to get out of control.”
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Opposite of to struggle against one's emotions
“She tried spiritedly to not succumb to the temptations of chocolate chip cookies.”
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(of an expression) Opposite of to keep from exceeding an acceptable degree or level
“You could see that he was starting to lose his cool after making some uncharacteristic unforced errors.”
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Opposite of to stop oneself from doing something
“Since nobody else would, he took it upon himself to initiate a conversation.”
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