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What is the opposite of terminate?

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Opposite of to bring or come to an end, typically in an abrupt fashion
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Opposite of to discharge from a job or position
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Opposite of to kill off or put an end to someone or something
“The Vikings were in good spirits, becoming well disposed to Bagnold, and decided to spare him instead of killing him.”
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Opposite of to draw to a close
“There is still plenty of topics to cover, and the discussion will continue tomorrow.”
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Opposite of to come to an end, or to disappear completely
“A strange vision would appear to him in his sleep, and he woke up believing he was a prophet.”
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Opposite of to stop operating
“You will need some batteries to get that little engine to work.”
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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 destroy or disrupt by means of sabotage
“Dad would often aid my development in tennis by taking me to extra practice sessions.”
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Opposite of to discontinue or no longer provide (something previously supplied or offered)
“While forgiveness might be good for the soul, it needs both sides to proffer that olive branch.”
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Opposite of to annul or make invalid
“Technically, as all 25 member states must ratify the treaty for it to take effect, it is dead.”
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Opposite of to murder or assassinate someone
“So if they resurrect any more dead characters remember where you heard it first.”
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(of a business) Opposite of to go bankrupt
“Against the odds, his cafe would thrive in a suburb that was saturated with various eatery options.”
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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 terminate or interrupt a connection between two systems
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Opposite of to remove completely, leaving no trace
“The parties to contested actions are often at daggers drawn, and the litigious process serves to exacerbate the hostility between them.”
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Opposite of to fire or dismiss (someone) from a job
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Opposite of to bring to an end
“If you wish to continue this discussion, you must pay some little regard to truth in your statements.”
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Opposite of to ultimately develop or happen as a result
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Opposite of to set, or to serve as, a limit to
“If you ignore the warnings and choose to exceed the speed limit, you put yourself and everyone else on the road at risk.”
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Opposite of to carry out an action to the end
“I have realized that I should perhaps abandon my search for the perfect wife.”
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