What is the opposite of terminate?

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Opposite of to bring to an end
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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 put an end to, especially formally
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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 come to an end or conclusion
“The footage will start in a few minutes!”
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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 cause the death of
“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 formally bring to an end (at least temporarily)
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Opposite of to finish off, especially in a memorable or satisfying fashion
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Opposite of to kill or severely injure (someone)
“She thanked him over and over again for putting himself in danger to save her.”
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Opposite of to end a law, system, institution, custom or practice
“The convention will oblige signatories to enact new legislation to bring the provisions into effect.”
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Opposite of to sever or interrupt a connection
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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 put an end to (a rebellion or other disorder), typically by the use of force
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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 revoke or cancel
“The Ministry of Information deemed it could not impose a ban on the film because it did not pose a threat to national security.”
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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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