What is the opposite of hurt?

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Verb
(of a bodily part) Opposite of to suffer pain
“My wound eventually heal completely after a week.”
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Opposite of to cause emotional distress to someone
“Her inspiring comments on social media would please a great many people who read them.”
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Opposite of to cause pain through mistreatment
“Children should be able to look to their parents to protect them during times of distress.”
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(benefit) Opposite of to be detrimental to
“Some skeptics have surprisingly suggested that global warming could actually benefit society and the economy.”
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(renovate) Opposite of to be detrimental to
“We now have all of the tools and equipment required to renovate our kitchen.”
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Opposite of to speak to or treat with disrespect or scornful abuse
“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.”
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Opposite of to take violent or aggressive action against
“He executed an upper block to defend a hit and counter-attacked with a reverse punch.”
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Opposite of to cause damage to
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Opposite of to disturb mentally or emotionally
“Chloe had to calm herself before she went on stage to perform in front of the judges.”
Verb
Opposite of to influence, usually emotionally
“You almost have to desensitize yourself to the madness just to stay sane.”
Adjective
Opposite of in physical pain
“Ted's sore back was finally healed after a couple of months.”
Adjective
Opposite of in emotional pain
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“He was pleased after hearing the happy news of his uncle's full recovery from illness.”
Adjective
Opposite of in pain or suffering due to maltreatment
“Her loving parents had ensured she was always protected and safe from harm.”
Adjective
Opposite of angry or resentful
“Sara tried to remain calm despite reporters constantly asking her some very tough questions.”
Adjective
Opposite of affected with, or causing, physical discomfort or pain
“I just wanted us to be able to point out that that hypodermic did not have a needle attached, and that it was a painless application.”
Adjective
(of a limb) Opposite of injured or lame
“The young father of five lay still on the bed in the Intensive Care Unit, his unscathed body belying the damage inside.”
Noun
Opposite of pain, or any unpleasant physical sensation
“The medical team arrived to provide Jeff with some relief for his injuries.”
Noun
Opposite of emotional pain or distress
“Kevin's thoughtful remarks would give joy to large sections of the community.”
Noun
Opposite of a physical injury
“A book on eating yourself toward healthiness and away from heart disease sits brightly between two much thicker books on cocktail recipes and party snacks.”
Noun
Opposite of an event or action that causes pain or suffering
“His success had caused him to become complacent.”
Noun
(count noun) Opposite of something which prevents a being from experiencing happiness or good in their lives, or inflicting harm
“There is still so much good in this world that is worth fighting for.”
Noun
Opposite of an unpleasant sensation caused by physical illness or injury
“My whole body was sore, but I derived great pleasure from getting a much-needed massage.”
Noun
Opposite of an aggressive and violent physical act against a person or object
“Wearing sunglasses is the best defense against the sun's ultraviolet rays.”
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 condition of someone who suffers
Success seems to follow him around, so I doubt he needs our best wishes.”
Noun
Opposite of physical, mental or emotional injury to a person
“We wished no harm and signaled to the tribe that we only brought with us peace.”
Noun
Opposite of cruel, violent or indecent treatment of a person or animal
“By sacrificing themselves to provide for the basic needs of other family members, they show gratitude for the care and protection their parents gave when raising them.”
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