What is the opposite of combat?

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Noun
Opposite of fighting or hostilities between opposing individuals, groups or nations
Noun
Opposite of a state of armed conflict between different countries or different groups within a country
“The brief period of peace in Europe allowed Napoleon to focus on the French colonies abroad.”
Noun
Opposite of a direct confrontation or competition between (usually two) teams or groups
Noun
Opposite of the use of force or violence to oppose someone or something
Noun
Opposite of a contest in which people or teams compete against each other in a particular sport
“The mystery room is a complicated puzzle that requires collaborative work to solve.”
Noun
Opposite of a contest held to establish someone's, or something's, superiority or supremacy
“A sextet of artists come together in this unique collaboration, which is documented in a limited-edition book.”
Verb
Opposite of to put an end to
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Opposite of to resist or endure (something) successfully
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Opposite of to engage in a war
“Firms may be able to cooperate by agreeing to abide by the decisions of an external regulator who can be appointed by the firms.”
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Opposite of to confront or come up against
“I order you to stand down and retreat, Captain!”
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Opposite of to engage in an altercation
“Police officers would often be required to placate the protestors when they turned violent.”
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Opposite of to try to cope with
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Opposite of to confront through the use of military force
“The elves flanked their dwarven brethren to help defend the castle against the onslaught from the orcs.”
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Opposite of to engage in conflict
“The opposing forces would make peace and call an end to the long-drawn-out war.”
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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 try to prevent by action or argument
“Sachs's impression from this exchange was that Rania was respectful of others' customs and beliefs but also insistent that they accept the protocols of their new home.”
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Opposite of to defy or put up an opposition to
“We do everything possible to ensure that our drivers adhere to the rules of the road, especially speed limits.”
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