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What is the opposite of beating?

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Noun
Opposite of a punishment or assault in which the victim is hit repeatedly
Noun
Opposite of an act of physically beating, or the result of a physical beating
Noun
Opposite of an aggressive and violent physical act against a person or object
“Wearing sunglasses is the best defense against the sun's ultraviolet rays.”
Noun
Opposite of cruel or harmful treatment or abuse
Noun
Opposite of an instance of assaulting or beating someone or something
Noun
Opposite of a pulse or throb
“His grief had almost devoured his strength, had crushed all his habits and hobbies, and left a stillness in his heart.”
Noun
Opposite of a repeated light tapping
Noun
Opposite of a strike or hit, typically light to medium in impact
Noun
Opposite of cruel, violent or indecent treatment
“By sacrificing themselves to provide for the basic needs of other family members, they show gratitude for the care and protection their parents gave when raising them.”
Adjective
Opposite of having a steady beat or pulse
Adjective
Opposite of moving in a quivering or pulsating manner
“Calm and motionless, wholly focused on the surveillance of those below, the two men watched from their solitary position of concealment.”
Adjective
Opposite of very loud or having a high volume
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by fullness, strength and depth, especially of sound
Verb
Opposite of being victorious, typically as revenge for a previous defeat
“We may have won, but this playoff series isn't over. We must avoid losing to them in the next match.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to strike physically or violently
“Aaron moves first, throwing a flurry of punches that I easily defend.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to form, shape or forge with a hammer
“The Faerie Queen told us that the only way to end the curse would be to break the sword.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to beat or throb in a rhythmic manner
“Halfway into the file, the metronome would stop, and they would go at the same frequency on their own.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to stir or whisk vigorously
“Put a coverslip over the top and leave the gelatin to set.”
Verb
(usually "beats") Opposite of present participle for to confound or perplex someone
“I did to show him that I was in earnest and because he would enlighten me on many subjects.”
Verb
(of a bird) Opposite of present participle for to fly making rhythmic wing movements
“Once it finds the wing of the storm, the eagle will rest its own wings and use the pressure of the rampant storm to soar and glide in the clouds.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to avoid or circumvent (a rule, obstacle or problem)
“The physician shall observe the laws of the country in regulating the practice of medicine and shall also not assist others to evade such laws.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to frustrate or prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
“He'll try to trick us into doing something that will actually help his army when it comes.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to shine with a bright, harsh light
“Occasionally, a billowy, white cloud would appear out of nowhere in the cobalt blue sky above and shade the group from the bright rays of the springtime sun.”
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