What is the opposite of retract?

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Opposite of to take back or renege on an initial statement or stance
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Opposite of draw or be drawn back or back in
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Opposite of to annul or make invalid
“Technically, as all 25 member states must ratify the treaty for it to take effect, it is dead.”
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Opposite of to take back or renege on an initial statement or stance
“The governor refused to back down, and if anything, decided to double down his stance on the issue.”
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Opposite of formally put an end to
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Opposite of to break one's word or promise
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Opposite of to change a decision, opinion, or course of action
“After failing to convince other members of the leadership team, he enlisted the support of the President to enforce his decision.”
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Opposite of take it all back
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Opposite of to cancel or annul a decision or course of action
“If the firefighters persevere with their eight-day strike this week, then matters could escalate rapidly.”
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Opposite of to take back something that one has said or stated
“It is just not true, as his critics assert, that he always took the easy way out.”
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Opposite of express remorse, regret
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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 put away
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Opposite of to change one's opinion or stance, especially at the behest of someone
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(back off/away) Opposite of to move backward, literally or figuratively
“The portion of the paratroopers under Sharon's command continued to advance to meet with the 1st Brigade.”
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