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What is the opposite of assault?

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Noun
Opposite of a military attack or raid on an enemy position
Noun
Opposite of a sudden violent attack, especially by an army or group
“Evidently, the sudden retreat fatigued the troops as well as discouraged them.”
Noun
Opposite of a sudden or irregular incursion in border warfare
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Opposite of an attacking military campaign
Noun
Opposite of an intensive or sudden military attack
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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 a prolonged armed struggle
“Countries in this region have lived in peace with each other for decades.”
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Opposite of a rapid surprise attack on an enemy by troops, aircraft, or other armed forces
Noun
Opposite of a forceful attack or effort
Noun
Opposite of a punishment or assault in which the victim is hit repeatedly
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Opposite of cruel, violent or indecent treatment of a person or animal
“By sacrificing themselves to provide for the basic needs of other family members, they show gratitude for the care and protection their parents gave when raising them.”
Noun
Opposite of a sudden arrival or occurrence of many things or people at the same time
Noun
Opposite of behaviour involving physical force intended to hurt or damage
“He showed kindness to every living being and emphasized the practice of nonviolence, compassion, and forgiveness.”
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 take goods illegally by force
Verb
Opposite of to physically attack
Verb
Opposite of to attack or besiege, especially militarily
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Opposite of to strike, especially repeatedly with hard blows
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Opposite of to engage in carnal activity with a person unwilling or unable to give consent
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Opposite of to assault or attack (someone)
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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.”
Verb
Opposite of to engage in hostilities or an altercation
“Police officers would often be required to placate the protestors when they turned violent.”
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Opposite of to set upon
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Opposite of to engage in carnal activity with a person unwilling or unable to give consent
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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 treat in a manner that violates someone's decency
Respect her and accept her wishes to be left alone.”
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Opposite of to engage in activity with a person unwilling or unable to give consent
“Finally, they were able to coax him out of bed with the promise of a never-ending pot of coffee and donut holes.”
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