What is the opposite of scratch?

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Opposite of to make a long, narrow superficial wound in the skin of
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Opposite of to decide or announce that (a planned event) will not take place
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Opposite of to scrape or wear away by friction
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Opposite of to remove or wear away by friction
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Opposite of to make (a groove, hole, or indentation) with or as if with a gouge
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Opposite of damage, erode, or destroy by friction or use
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Opposite of to make an opening, incision, or wound in (something) with a sharp-edged tool or object
“He called an aid to hold my arm and then proceeded to stitch my finger without any anesthesia.”
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Opposite of search or rummage through something
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Opposite of make a space; push in slightly
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Opposite of to make an impression into, especially a surface
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Opposite of to crush into fine particles
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Opposite of to abandon or discontinue (a course of action or study)
Maintain your focus and do not lose sight of your ultimate goal to become the world champion.”
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(of writing) Opposite of to erase or strike out
“It's time for you to start expanding your vocabulary and add some fresh, new words to your writing.”
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Opposite of to remove completely, leaving no trace
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Opposite of to make rough or coarse
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Opposite of to apply great and continuous effort
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Opposite of to give an appearance of age to, especially a new object
“He said there were plans in place to refurbish the showroom and re-establish the site as a retailer under the auspices of the new company.”
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Opposite of to delete (a line, paragraph, or file) from a document or computer
“You might want to append a clause onto a contract if you feel something has been left unsaid in it.”
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Opposite of a mark made by scratching
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Opposite of the official currency, in the form of banknotes or coins, issued by a government
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Opposite of a small cut or notch
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Opposite of a nick made on something in order to keep a score or record
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(enhancement) Opposite of a physical deformity that spoils the appearance or completeness of something
“Your dimples are simply a genetic facial enhancement.”
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(wholeness) Opposite of a physical deformity that spoils the appearance or completeness of something
“Please adhere to the following rules in order to safeguard the wholeness of your limbs.”
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Opposite of rasp or rub
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Opposite of money in coins or notes, as distinct from cheques, money orders, or credit
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Opposite of money in the form of coins
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Opposite of a physical injury
“A book on eating yourself toward healthiness and away from heart disease sits brightly between two much thicker books on cocktail recipes and party snacks.”
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Opposite of the quality of being rough on the surface
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