What is the opposite of restrain?

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Opposite of to limit or restrict
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Opposite of to control or keep in check
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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 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 set, or to serve as, a limit to
“If you ignore the warnings and choose to exceed the speed limit, you put yourself and everyone else on the road at risk.”
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Opposite of to restrict (something) to a particular place
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Opposite of to overcome, quieten, or bring under control
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Opposite of to keep from exceeding an acceptable degree or level
“The gas would cause me to release a loud belch.”
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Opposite of to diminish or weaken the striking characteristics of
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Opposite of to ensure the safety of; to keep from harm
“He loosened and then retightened his grip on the sword's decorative hilt, readying himself to attack those who threatened to harm him.”
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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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(slang) Opposite of to put a damper on
“I was feeling a little under the weather, but this coffee has done wonders to brighten my mood.”
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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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Opposite of put out of action
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Opposite of to punish (in order to bring about improvement in behavior, attitude, etc)
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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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