What is the opposite of slay?

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Opposite of to kill or cause the death of
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Opposite of to kill off or put an end to someone or something
“The Vikings were in good spirits, becoming well disposed to Bagnold, and decided to spare him instead of killing him.”
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Opposite of to cause the death of
“So if they resurrect any more dead characters remember where you heard it first.”
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Opposite of to kill people or animals on a large scale
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Opposite of to cause to be in love
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(bear) Opposite of to kill or cause the death of
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(abandon) Opposite of to kill or cause the death of
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Opposite of to end the life of, as a means to prevent the divulgence of information
“His duty is to protect the witness at all costs.”
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(British, informal, slang) Opposite of to murder, or to commit suicide
“Homer just wants to live by eating hoagies and watching television in a different time zone.”
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Opposite of to comprehensively defeat
“Nigel started strongly, but he would eventually lose to his bigger and stronger opponent.”
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