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Verb
Opposite of in a period of decrease or decline
Verb
Opposite of to be making a hole
“You can prevent leakage by sealing the holes.”
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Opposite of present participle for to go to a lower level, especially abruptly
“It's not the best view but I can see the planes ascend into the sky as they leave the nearby airport.”
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Opposite of present participle for to slump into something
“The room was still silent but I noticed the Chief Operations Officer sit up and a smile emerges on his face.”
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Opposite of present participle for to become worse in quality or health
“The endurance of the muscles will improve over time, and the movement will become more efficient during point and match play.”
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Opposite of present participle for to be humble or humbled
“I don't tell you that story to downgrade the people in the other group or to elevate myself above others.”
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Opposite of present participle for to vanish or disappear, especially gradually
“She had hoped desperately that Jules and his friends would somehow appear from behind one of the many buildings lining the streets.”
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Opposite of present participle for to cause to fail
“He desperately needed money to pay for his wars and to aid his campaign to be crowned Holy Roman Emperor by the pope.”
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Opposite of present participle for to refrain from openly expressing or displaying
“When receiving a gift he may openly express his disappointment, not stopping to consider how the giver may feel as a result of his reaction.”
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Opposite of present participle for to insert beneath a surface
“She copied him, amazed at how easy it was to pull the weeds from the ground and at the intricate little system of roots they had at the bottoms.”
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(of a ship) Opposite of present participle for to go to the bottom of the sea or some other body of water
“Another few minutes passed, and the boy saw the Dragon King of the Eastern Sea float to the surface of the ocean, along with his defeated army of shrimp soldiers.”
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Opposite of present participle for to immerse or occupy oneself in something
“When I go about my day and start thinking negative thoughts, I try to distract myself by changing something in my environment.”
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Opposite of present participle for to excavate (a well) or bore (a shaft) vertically downwards
Fill the hole and crater completely with drywall compound, plus an additional thin skiff of compound that sits slightly proud of the surface.”
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Opposite of present participle for to rapidly consume (an alcoholic drink)
“He felt the smell of alcohol rise and had the urge to vomit it out.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to spend or invest (a lot of) money
Save your money for a rainy day, but don't be afraid to spend it if it rains.”
Noun
Opposite of a decline from previously high standards
Noun
Opposite of a state of decline or degeneration
“In the struggle which followed Temür's death, we find almost all the political actors who had played a part in his rise to power and his early rule.”
Noun
Opposite of the action of abating or being abated
Noun
Opposite of a decline or lessening, especially in strength or quality
Noun
Opposite of the process of degenerating
Noun
Opposite of an act of dropping or falling downwards
“The ascent into space begins, first slowly, and then rapidly as the tremendous force of the rocket engines pushes the payload faster and faster.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of destroying (something)
Noun
Opposite of the collapse of a business
“Hard work and unwavering commitment have naturally led to the prosperity of his family's business.”
Adjective
Opposite of that falls or fall
Adjective
Opposite of bending or hanging downward or forward
“The visuals of a long ascending stairwell lined with fans while Joba walks up the middle performing his verse is a very aesthetically pleasing one.”
Adjective
Opposite of becoming tired or less dynamic
Adjective
Opposite of on the point of death
Adjective
Opposite of having an outline or surface that curves inwards like the interior of a circle or sphere
Adjective
Opposite of in a life-threatening state of health
Adjective
Opposite of weak or lacking in strength
“He said that his body felt strong and that he had never been in better shape.”
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