What is the opposite of crushing?

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Adjective
Opposite of disheartening or a sense of discouragement
Adjective
Opposite of characteristic of great power or forcefulness
“Ida had kept him awake while he drowsed his way up the old King's Trace in eastern Missouri, feverish and weak.”
Adjective
Opposite of requiring or involving great mental or physical effort
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by shame, ignominy or dishonor
Adjective
Opposite of very shocking or upsetting
Adjective
Opposite of exerting influence in an oppressive manner
“Dr. Shetty is convinced that young doctors are becoming philanthropic, charitable, and spiritual.”
Adjective
Opposite of very great in degree, often with bad or negative repercussions
“What seems to many a trifling matter of wording could have profound consequences.”
Adjective
Opposite of causing suffering, loss, or disadvantage
Adjective
Opposite of disastrous or destructive
Adjective
(of a tax or other charge) Opposite of extremely high, harsh or severe
“Any income from sources within the U.S. earned by the branch may incur a low tax liability or may not incur any tax liability at all.”
Adjective
Opposite of causing unhappiness or distress
“The people were counting on their new leader to create a more hopeful situation for their country.”
Adjective
Opposite of jolting
Adjective
Opposite of severe and difficult to cope with
“Employees continue to praise the positive working environment fostered by the company.”
Noun
Opposite of an instance of winning or having success
“This latest defeat will mean that she is no longer a contender for the world title.”
Noun
Opposite of the action of suppressing something such as an activity or publication
Noun
Opposite of the prevention of the progress, success, or fulfillment of something
“A proposition's being true is therefore logically connected with the fulfillment of those conditions.”
Noun
Opposite of physical harm that impairs the value, usefulness, or normal function of something
“However, the Second World War and the reparation of the complete road network after the war caused a serious delay in the creation of other motorways.”
Noun
Opposite of the act, process or result of causing significant damage to something
“The contractor and architect will work together from the inception of the building until its completion.”
Noun
Opposite of physical damage caused to something
“Fear not! Help is on its way.”
Noun
Opposite of a thorough defeat
Noun
Opposite of the force per unit area exerted by a fluid against a surface with which it is in contact
“The amount of general anesthesia using muscle relaxants helped the easing up of airflow during expiration and inspiration.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to crush into fine particles
“The documentary takes us behind the scenes in the paleontologist's workshop, where they reconstruct ancient dinosaurs as they might have been from tiny fragments.”
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Opposite of present participle for to force into a narrow or tight space
“A pipe already connected the two, but the problem was finding a way to coax a cable through the pipe.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to hug, hold or embrace tightly
“After a brief emotional embrace, I wipe my eyes and unhug her.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to violently subdue (opposition or a rebellion)
“Fearful that the right planned to establish a fascist state, socialists rose up in the mining districts of Asturias only to be defeated by the army under the supervision of General Franco.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to beat, or defeat, convincingly
“Win or lose the America's Cup final, Coutts' team of sailors may find themselves all at sea after the race on the Hauraki Gulf.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to dishearten or demoralize one's spirit
“The subsequent photograph, published in a newspaper, was meant to inspirit the troops in Vietnam.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to shame or humiliate someone
“I just wanted to compliment Bill on speaking his mind, because I'm sure he gets a lot of flack and criticism for doing this.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to cause to be creased or wrinkled
“Roche had some time to spare and decided to press his clothes before heading to his sister's trial.”
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