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What is the opposite of goad?

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Opposite of to incite or provoke into doing something
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Opposite of to tease, typically in a good-natured way
Opposite of to provoke or instigate someone into action
Opposite of to continuously remind or complain to (someone) in an annoying way
Opposite of to coerce into doing something using intimidatory tactics
“The overall goal of disaster response sheltering is to encourage people to evacuate in order to prevent loss of human life.”
(mess with) Opposite of to bother or be annoying with
“I promise to ask one more question and then I'll let you be.”
Opposite of to bully in an intimidating, bossy, or supercilious way
“He used a combination of intimidation and hearsay evidence to browbeat the accused.”
Opposite of to be, or cause to become, annoyed or irritated
Opposite of to invite someone to engage in a contest
“She would typically admit defeat and surrender every time we played chess together.”
Opposite of a thing that stimulates someone into action
Opposite of something that motivates or provokes a person or thing into action
“He thinks leaving large sums of money to children serves as a disincentive to go out and do great things on their own.”
Opposite of a person who intentionally instigates or incites trouble or mischief
“In the original band, Sandom had been the peacemaker and settled disputes.”
Opposite of anything that serves to remind
“Maybe she'd be able to offer enough of a distraction to help me forget about my problems.”
Opposite of a call for someone to compete
“He would admit defeat and his complete surrender was graciously accepted by his nemesis.”
Opposite of something (or someone) that causes irritation or annoyance
Opposite of the use of force to impel an action
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