What is the opposite of vacate?

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Opposite of to leave or exit a place
“I advised my officer to remain at the premises until you complete your meeting.”
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Opposite of to cause to be empty or vacant
“As evening falls over the city like a shawl, customers begin to occupy the café.”
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Opposite of to leave or give up an office or position
“The move followed several months of rumors and speculations on who was going to fill the position vacated by the former executive director.”
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Opposite of to put an end to, especially formally
“Our written policies are also a means of keeping both Congress and the public informed on how we implement the laws that govern parks.”
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Opposite of to leave or exit a place
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Opposite of to cause to be empty or vacant
“We advise all users to fill the machinery with oil before turning it on.”
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Opposite of to resign from (a job)
“In the end, John decided to stay at his job and continued to allow real estate to be a part of his life.”
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Opposite of to rid an area of obstructions
“Nine steel bollards, usually used to support the hulls of ships, blockade the yard's entrance.”
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Opposite of to exit from a given situation, place or event
“A wraith-catcher, who had fortuitously been staying in the village the night before, will take Sophie to begin her quest to recover sister.”
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Opposite of to empty or evacuate (a container or space)
“Once the adhesive has dried, fill the cracks with grout.”
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Opposite of to remove or clear a block or obstruction from
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Opposite of to completely remove or get rid of
“If the ink stain sets in the sheets, good luck trying to remove it.”
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Opposite of to flee or run away
“We all quickly moved forward down a small ravine and then started up and were told to hold ground.”
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Opposite of to retreat from something frightening or dangerous
“When they saw an opportunity to gain territory, the armed forces decided to advance into the capital.”
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