What is the opposite of goad?

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Opposite of to incite or provoke into doing something
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Opposite of to tease, typically in a good-natured way
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Opposite of to suffocate a person's space as if to coerce them to do something
“He tried his best to make conversation but would relent when it became obvious she wasn't interested.”
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Opposite of to ask someone to do something in an urgent manner
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Opposite of to motivate one to do something
“It is near impossible for you to demotivate me from playing Call of Duty.”
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Opposite of to mock or annoy someone
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Opposite of to coerce into doing something using intimidatory tactics
“The overall goal of disaster response sheltering is to encourage people to evacuate in order to prevent loss of human life.”
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(mess with) Opposite of to bother or be annoying with
“I promise to ask one more question and then I'll let you be.”
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Opposite of to bully in an intimidating, bossy, or supercilious way
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Opposite of to be, or cause to become, annoyed or irritated
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Opposite of to invite someone to engage in a contest
“She would typically admit defeat and surrender every time we played chess together.”
Noun
Opposite of a thing that stimulates someone into action
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Opposite of a person who intentionally instigates or incites trouble or mischief
“In the original band, Sandom had been the peacemaker and settled disputes.”
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Opposite of anything that serves to remind
“Maybe she'd be able to offer enough of a distraction to help me forget about my problems.”
Noun
Opposite of any medication designed to cause irritation
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Opposite of a call for someone to compete
“He would admit defeat and his complete surrender was graciously accepted by his nemesis.”
Noun
Opposite of the use of force to impel an action
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