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What is the opposite of destroy?

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Opposite of to cause significant damage or destruction to
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“Newcastle is open for business with developers wanting to build skyscrapers in the city.”
Opposite of to ruin or put an end to something
“He believed a Southern victory would facilitate his dreams of expansionism in Mexico.”
(restore) Opposite of to severely disrupt the well-being or condition of
“It will take many years for the ozone layer to restore itself.”
(preserve) Opposite of to severely disrupt the well-being or condition of
“We must preserve the environment so that natural wonders can be enjoyed by future generations.”
Opposite of to put an end to
“The fake images that concern us the most are those that were created to perpetuate a lie.”
Opposite of to defeat soundly
“The bout was incredibly close, but he would eventually lose to his opponent.”
Opposite of to take the life of
“Bryan Mills proposed to spare those who had taken his daughter if they returned her safely to him.”
(of plans made) Opposite of to prevent or sabotage
“Our partnership with the company will reinforce our plans to expand in the region.”
Opposite of to overwhelm the composure of
“The constant criticisms would actually strengthen his resolve to succeed.”
Opposite of to destroy or damage the value or quality of
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.”
Opposite of to destroy something with more force than is required
Opposite of to put to an end through destruction or death
“The story is about a scientist who claimed that he could resurrect the dead.”
(usually of a disease or condition) Opposite of to affect adversely
“Eating a healthy and balanced meal will help to protect against all forms of malnutrition.”
Opposite of to remove completely, leaving no trace
“The discovery of bronze enabled people to create metal objects which were harder and more durable than previously possible.”
Opposite of to move, demolish, or flatten with a bulldozer
Opposite of to break or cause to break into fragments
Opposite of to be victorious over
“It was maddening to see skiers I knew to be playing fair, guys who trained their hearts out with little financial reward, lose to the cheaters.”
Opposite of to destroy or severely damage (something)
Opposite of to burn or set fire to
Opposite of to destroy or take apart
Opposite of to be detrimental to
“Some skeptics have surprisingly suggested that global warming could actually benefit society and the economy.”
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