What is the opposite of stifle?

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Opposite of to refrain from openly showing or uttering
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Opposite of to deaden the sound of
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Opposite of to put an end to (a rebellion or other disorder), typically by the use of force
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Opposite of make less strong or intense
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Opposite of to repress or put a stop to the expression of something, especially disapproval
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Opposite of to struggle against one's emotions
“She tried spiritedly to not succumb to the temptations of chocolate chip cookies.”
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Opposite of to smother or suffocate someone
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Opposite of put the kibosh on
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Opposite of to overcome, quieten, or bring under control
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Opposite of to close or block an opening
“He tried to clear his blocked pipes with a plunger.”
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(slang) Opposite of to put a damper on
“I was feeling a little under the weather, but this coffee has done wonders to brighten my mood.”
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Opposite of to decrease in sensitivity
“If you quit smoking, you will probably resensitize your senses of taste and smell.”
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Opposite of to free from distress or disturbance
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Opposite of to destroy all traces of
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