What is the opposite of hurt?

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(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 destroy or damage the value or quality of
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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 cause (someone) pain, suffering or distress
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Opposite of to mistreat or do an injustice to
“The virtuous thing to do is to right your wrongs.”
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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 disturb mentally or emotionally
“Chloe had to calm herself before she went on stage to perform in front of the judges.”
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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
“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
Adjective
Opposite of deprived of the ability to perform natural physical activities
Adjective
Opposite of feeling or expressing bitterness or indignation at having been treated unfairly
Adjective
Opposite of physically hurt or injured
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 inefficient part or factor
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, mental or emotional injury to a person
“We wished no harm and signaled to the tribe that we only brought with us peace.”
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