What is the opposite of subdue?

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Opposite of to conquer or be victorious over
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Opposite of to overcome or bring under control
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Opposite of to make less powerful or intense, thereby easier to control
“In an ancient era, twin girls are raised as boys to prevent their wizard father from sacrificing them to intensify his supernatural powers.”
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Opposite of to sedate or calm, especially with the use of a drug
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Opposite of to be victorious over
“It was maddening to see skiers I knew to be playing fair, guys who trained their hearts out with little financial reward, lose to the cheaters.”
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Opposite of to intimidate, subdue, or control by awe
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Opposite of to restrain or to keep in check
Free yourself from the tyranny of emotional baggage, and you will be able to move on.”
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Opposite of to injure a person's dignity and self-respect
“To elevate and dignify her is to elevate and dignify the world.”
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Opposite of to keep under control, especially something that is increasing in intensity or extremity
“He is the latest candidate to unleash his anger with raw and emotional language.”
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Opposite of to overawe someone, especially with words or facts they may not fully comprehend
“In attempting to elucidate the significance of this paradox, I want to proceed carefully.”
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Opposite of to destroy, weaken or work against
“The increasingly alienating events in the years and decades to follow did nothing but strengthen their cause.”
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Opposite of put the kibosh on
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Opposite of to discipline (one's body, appetites etc) by suppressing desires
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Opposite of to intimidate
“Having him on board, at least for an interim period, would reassure customers and staff.”
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Opposite of to make or become less extreme, intense, rigorous, or violent
“Tensions between the rival clubs would rise when a contentious penalty was given to the home team.”
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Opposite of to put a damper on one's mood or enthusiasm
“You need a nice, relaxing holiday to raise your spirits.”
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Opposite of to have power and influence over
“After three straight weeks with poor performances, the young gun continues to struggle at the elite level of the sport.”
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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 attempt to persuade without being obvious about it, by understating a position so the listener takes the good points as obvious
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