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What is the opposite of goading?

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Noun
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.”
Noun
Opposite of a remark made in order to anger, wound, or provoke someone
Noun
Opposite of the use of persuasion or intimidation to make someone do something
“We have the freedom to do what we want.”
Noun
Opposite of something that provokes or incites a response or behavior
“The major role of military forces will be the deterrence of hostilities.”
Verb
Opposite of to be irritating or upsetting, typically with repeated or unpleasant acts
“I was consoling myself by reading and re-reading your letters while daydreaming about the future.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to incite or provoke into doing something
Adjective
Opposite of causing anger, offense, or a strong negative reaction
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