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What is the opposite of stifle?

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Opposite of to refrain from openly expressing or displaying
Opposite of to deaden, muffle, or soften the sound of
Opposite of to put an end to something, typically by the use of force
Opposite of to impede the work or progress of
Opposite of to make less strong or intense
Opposite of to restrain or repress, especially one's feelings, opinions or emotions
“He could ill afford to openly express his joy at Hedda's escape, as this surely would be looked upon by Gerhard as an act of treason.”
Opposite of to render less intense, severe or lively
Opposite of to overcome or bring under control
Opposite of to put an end to something, especially one's ability to speak or express oneself
“His public transgressions will continue to occasion criticisms of his wild party ways.”
(figurative) Opposite of to stifle or suppress a quality or characteristic
“The desire to prove this to all who stood before him caused Atheos to move toward the Golden Gate and unleash his fury upon this symbol of their bondage.”
Opposite of to struggle against one's emotions
“She tried spiritedly to not succumb to the temptations of chocolate chip cookies.”
Opposite of to decrease or reduce in sensitivity
“If you quit smoking, you will probably resensitize your senses of taste and smell.”
Opposite of to keep something secret
“Superheros never disclose their true identity.”
Opposite of to provide comfort or assuagement to
(slang) Opposite of to put a damper on
“I was feeling a little under the weather, but this coffee has done wonders to brighten my mood.”
Opposite of to hide or conceal something (literally or figuratively)
“Society would chastise him and he would never be able to show his face in public again.”
Opposite of to conceal or ignore a problem expediently, rather than remedy it thoroughly
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