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What is the opposite of retire?

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Opposite of to discharge from a job or position
Opposite of to withdraw to, or from, a particular place
Opposite of to go to bed
Opposite of to retreat or flee from a (hostile) place or situation
“Then he commanded the soldiers to advance, bearing shields so that they were all standing on the river bank.”
Opposite of to move or depart to another place
“We decided to remain at the beach for a couple of hours and wait for the sunset.”
(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.”
Opposite of to leave a place hastily, often for another
“Our plan is to leave Dallas, Texas, in the morning at about eight o'clock and arrive in New York the following morning at about five o'clock.”
Opposite of to leave or resign from one's current position or role
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.”
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.”
Opposite of to split or withdraw from a union, alliance or organization
“He wanted to join the Star Knights, the fabled special forces unit comprised of only the strongest and most valiant soldiers.”
Opposite of to isolate or separate from the rest
Opposite of to go or move back or further away from a previous position
Opposite of to put an end to, especially formally
“They also approve new programs of instruction and cancel or make changes in existing programs.”
(British) Opposite of to demobilize, to release someone from service
Opposite of to throw away (something unwanted or useless)
Opposite of to withdraw (someone) from a competition or group
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