What is the opposite of stops?

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To be or to provide an advantage to
“Exercising regularly benefits your health.”
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Opposite of to cause to come to an end
“We've idled for long enough and it is time to start work again.”
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Opposite of to cease to perform a specified action
“After fully recovering from tendonitis, I could continue running as I did before.”
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Opposite of to drive or move into a given place or location
“We need to take off quickly after I do my shopping in case they change their minds on the discounts they've given me.”
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(of an event, action, or process) Opposite of 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.”
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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 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.”
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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 refuse to provide (as per usual)
“Billy's parents would overlook his misbehavior and supply his weekly pocket money to him regardless.”
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Opposite of to pause and deliberate
“We don't have time to think. Let's just rush into it!”
Verb
Opposite of to achieve victory over
“They were a weak team and would lose to virtually every team they played against.”
Noun
Opposite of plural for a halt in movement or operation
“The IOC president would officially announce the commencement of the Olympic games.”
Noun
Opposite of plural for a break during a journey
“The continuation of our hike would recommence after our lunch at the lake.”
Noun
(rare) Opposite of plural for something which makes movement or progress difficult
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