What is the opposite of despair?

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Noun
Opposite of the complete loss or absence of hope
“When he painted a very different future for me, a renewed feeling of hope washed over.”
Noun
Opposite of mental torment or distress
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“Billy was filled with happiness once he had gotten over his break-up with Monique.”
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Opposite of acceptance of defeat without struggle
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Opposite of the action of lying stretched out on the ground
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Opposite of the doctrine that all events are subject to fate or inevitable necessity, or determined in advance in such a way that human beings cannot change them
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Opposite of a state or cause of gloom, suspicion, trouble, or worry
“For once, the bright light of optimism lit up the capitol.”
Verb
Opposite of to lose or be without hope
“We can only hope there will be survivors from that crash.”
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Opposite of to abandon hope
“His career is enough to inspire struggling thespians everywhere.”
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Opposite of to cause concern or anxiety
“My spouse would always comfort me when I was feeling sad.”
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(dated) Opposite of to feel or display deep distress
“You should celebrate your birthday with friends and family.”
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Opposite of decide or agree to stop doing something
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Opposite of to despair and lose hope or confidence
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Opposite of to think deeply about something that makes one unhappy, angry, or worried
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