What is the opposite of stopping?

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Noun
Opposite of the act of something that stops
Noun
Opposite of a sudden repressive or punitive restriction or control
Noun
Opposite of abdication
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to cause to come to an end
“We've idled for long enough and it is time to start work again.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to cease to perform a specified action
“After fully recovering from tendonitis, I could continue running as I did before.”
Verb
(of a vehicle) Opposite of present participle for to cease the movement of
“We need to take off quickly after I do my shopping in case they change their minds on the discounts they've given me.”
Verb
(of an event, action, or process) Opposite of present participle for to come to an end or cease to occur
“Jim's questioning of the president would continue despite the fact that he was asked to stop with his badgering.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to close or block an opening
“He tried to clear his blocked pipes with a plunger.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to prevent or dissuade someone from engaging in an activity
“She would encourage her husband to eat plenty of vegetables because it was good for his health.”
Verb
(of an action or event) Opposite of present participle for to prevent from happening
“Despite the best efforts of the protestors, the politicians would expedite the ratification of the new law.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to refuse to provide (as per usual)
“Billy's parents would overlook his misbehavior and supply his weekly pocket money to him regardless.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to pause and deliberate
“We don't have time to think. Let's just rush into it!”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to achieve victory over
“They were a weak team and would lose to virtually every team they played against.”
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