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What is the opposite of abandoning?

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Verb
(adopting) Opposite of present participle for to leave behind or stop caring for someone or something
“She volunteered to adopt and care for the abandoned dog.”
Verb
(reclaiming) Opposite of present participle for to leave behind or stop caring for someone or something
“After a year spent in rehabilitation, Sherry's first priority will be to reclaim her children.”
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(persevering) Opposite of present participle for to leave behind or stop caring for someone or something
“Despite their differences, Tim feels there are enough positives to persevere with Mary.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to stop or give up on doing something
“The group wanted to continue with their holiday plans despite massive delays with their flight schedule.”
Verb
(abandon someone/something to) Opposite of present participle for to give up or relinquish control of someone or something
“The King has stated that he will keep his reign on the kingdom so long as he is alive.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to leave a place without intending to return
“Despite pleas from his family to sell the house and move, he would decide to stay for sentimental reasons.”
Verb
(abandon to) Opposite of present participle for to give (oneself) over to something, especially unrestrainedly
“Kramer believes that Sister Roberta cannot resist the lure of the animal.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of calling off or putting an end to an event or action
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