What is the opposite of wear?

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Opposite of to clothe oneself, or be clothed in, a given dress or garment
“He had to remove his shirt to get all the blood off, and by the time he was finished, he was freezing.”
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Opposite of to carry, or be carrying, something
“The hostage negotiator attempted to convince Penley to drop his weapon and surrender without success.”
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Opposite of to damage, erode, or destroy by friction or use
“A good wax will easily last eight to ten months on a car that will protect the paint from external elements like scratches, dust, and contaminants.”
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Opposite of to cause to become tired, weary or fatigued
“Joe's enthusiasm, intelligence, and down-to-earth manner have combined to energize and inspire me.”
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Opposite of to irk or cause exasperation to
“Always beside me by night and by day should I wish to murmur or complain, her gentle voice would calm me again.”
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Opposite of to withstand continued use or life in a specified way
“Wood systems are heavier than plastic, and the wood will eventually deteriorate.”
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Opposite of to tolerate, endure or put up with (something)
“On the contrary, the federal regulations, and the ethical principles on which they rest, would seem to disallow such behavior.”
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Opposite of to exhibit or present (a particular facial expression or appearance)
“He checked both Tony and Paul to see how they were doing, noting that Tony was trying to conceal a smile behind a hand held to his mouth.”
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Opposite of to scrape or wear away by friction or erosion
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Opposite of to tolerate or endure something
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Opposite of to bore, jade, or cause to be weary or restless
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Opposite of to endure or go through (an ordeal)
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Opposite of to wear away or cause damage through applied friction
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Opposite of to display for others to see, especially in regard to wearing clothing
“In previously published spy images of test truck prototypes, the company is trying hard to secrete the appearance of their new model.”
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Opposite of to endure a challenging or traumatic experience
“This is a tribute to the millions of our people who refused to succumb to tyranny.”
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Opposite of to endure and get through suffering, challenge or hardship
“He made serious tactical errors during his long military career, but he learned from painful experience how to circumvent adversity.”
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Opposite of to persist until the end
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Opposite of to scrape or wear away by friction
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Opposite of to keep going
“Lingering showers will eventually end across the Central and Eastern coastal areas.”
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Opposite of to observe or comply with
“One evening came when there were seven who dared to defy the order of the camp leader.”
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Opposite of to withstand the action or effect of
“Lovers of ease who refuse to have anything to do with spiritual science would be affected by his magic.”
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(of something unpleasant) Opposite of to tolerate or submit to
“He would still be in denial of the fact that he would not get the promotion he desired.”
Noun
Opposite of damage or deterioration sustained from continuous use
“We need to ensure that the customer is given adequate instructions regarding the operation and maintenance of the appliance.”
Noun
Opposite of clothing, especially of a distinctive or special kind
Noun
Opposite of the gradual destruction or diminution of something
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