What is the opposite of abuse?

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Noun
Opposite of cruel, violent or indecent treatment of a person or animal
Noun
Opposite of insulting and offensive language
Noun
Opposite of unjust or corrupt practice
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 bitter and abusive language
Noun
Opposite of rude and disrespectful behaviour
Noun
Opposite of a profane or offensive expression used to express anger or other strong emotions
“That single pleasantry just made my day.”
Noun
Opposite of physical damage caused to something
Noun
Opposite of an instance of fierce public criticism or opposition
“His defense was that he was only trying to protect himself and his family.”
Noun
Opposite of damage to a person's feelings
Noun
Opposite of any treatment or experience outside of that which was intended for that results in physical harm or damage
“He was subjected to immense coddling by his mother at a young age.”
Noun
Opposite of the improper treatment of a patient by a physician that results in injury or loss
Noun
Opposite of ill-treatment
Noun
Opposite of the act of forcing a person to engage in unwanted lascivious activity, especially intercourse
“This world is a better place when we show respect to everyone.”
Noun
Opposite of an unjust, dishonest, or immoral act
“Doing a good deed will generally not go unnoticed.”
Verb
Opposite of to treat with cruelty or violence, especially regularly or repeatedly
Verb
Opposite of to verbally criticize harshly, especially with insulting language
Verb
Opposite of to put to a bad or improper use
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Opposite of to put down or control by cruelty or force
Verb
Opposite of to take unfair advantage of
Verb
Opposite of to do an injustice to
“The virtuous thing to do is to right your wrongs.”
Verb
Opposite of to cause pain through mistreatment
“Children should be able to look to their parents to protect them during times of distress.”
Verb
Opposite of inflict severe pain on
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