What would happen to the motion of an oscillating system if the sign of the force term in equation F = - Kx is changed?

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When the sign in the force equation is changed from ve’ to’+ ve’, the force and hence acceleration will not be opposite to displacement. Due to which the particle will not oscillate but will be accelerated in the direction of displacement. As a result of it, the motion will become a linearly accelerated motion.