What is the opposite of castigate?

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Opposite of to reprimand (someone) severely
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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 punish or rebuke formally for an offense
“The Crown Prince presented the Emperor with a request to pardon criminals and heretics if the empress's life could be saved.”
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Opposite of to inflict a penalty on for a fault or crime
“It is good practice to compliment a child when they have displayed good and honest behavior.”
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Opposite of punish, especially by beating
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Opposite of to give a formal often extended talk on a subject
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