What is the opposite of assail?

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Opposite of to make a concerted or violent attack on
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Opposite of to blame or insult (someone) in strong or violent language
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Opposite of to take violent or aggressive action against
“He executed an upper block to defend a hit and counter-attacked with a reverse punch.”
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Opposite of to criticize or oppose fiercely and publicly
“Many would praise him for his benevolent deeds.”
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Opposite of to cause anguish or distress to
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Opposite of to attack, especially by advancing suddenly and quickly
“When the King saw his men dropping like flies during the assault on the fort, he commanded them to retreat.”
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Opposite of to hit, strike or knock something forcefully
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Opposite of to afflict or haunt with (harm)
“After your father found a way to dispel the curse and separate my soul from the Ker's, part of my immortal self was not restored to me.”
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Opposite of to be hiding, waiting to ambush or attack someone
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Opposite of to be (constantly) subjected to something unpleasant
“I hope to God that he will bless me with sunny weather on my wedding day.”
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Opposite of to effectively force (someone) to do something
“After some failed attempts to coax Charlie into testifying, they would leave alone their only witness and lament their losing case.”
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Opposite of to set upon
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Opposite of move directly towards someone or something in a purposeful or intimidating manner
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Opposite of to struggle or fight back when attacked
“We would rather die in the mountains or be eaten by wild animals than to surrender to the enemy.”
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Opposite of to fall or be hurled forcefully, typically in the form of a barrage
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