What is the opposite of stifle?

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Opposite of to refrain from openly expressing or displaying
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Opposite of to deaden, muffle, or soften the sound of
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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
“His public transgressions will continue to occasion criticisms of his wild party ways.”
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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 to stop oneself from doing something
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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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Opposite of 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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(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 remove completely, leaving no trace
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Opposite of to hide or conceal something (literally or figuratively)
“Society would chastise him and he would never be able to show his face in public again.”
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