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What is the opposite of taunt?

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Opposite of to insult or put down, especially in a spiteful way
Opposite of to tease, typically in a good-natured way
Opposite of to mock or annoy someone
Opposite of to cause pain through mistreatment
“Children should be able to look to their parents to protect them during times of distress.”
(usually "joking") Opposite of to tease, typically in a good-natured way
“If you don't do it now, there is going to be consequences! I mean it!”
Opposite of to stir up feelings or emotions, typically that translate into action
Opposite of to invite someone to engage in a contest
“She would typically admit defeat and surrender every time we played chess together.”
(colloquial) Opposite of to poke fun at or make fun of
“She would sometimes flatter her husband lightheartedly over his good looks.”
Opposite of a remark made in order to anger, wound, or provoke someone
Opposite of an insult, or that which is interpreted as one
Opposite of a word expressing contempt or disapproval, especially in an offensive manner
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 call for someone to compete
“He would admit defeat and his complete surrender was graciously accepted by his nemesis.”
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