What is the opposite of stave off?

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Opposite of to fend off or defend against something hostile
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Opposite of to resist, particularly an infection or an emotion
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(of an action or event) Opposite of to prevent from happening
“Despite the best efforts of the protestors, the politicians would expedite the ratification of the new law.”
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Opposite of to take preventative measures
“If you do not warm up before exercising strenuously, you can almost guarantee injury.”
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