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What is the opposite of insult?

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Noun
Opposite of a disrespectful or scornfully abusive remark or act
“They didn't invent whispering for compliments.”
Noun
Opposite of an insult, or that which is interpreted as one
Noun
Opposite of an action or remark that causes outrage or offense
Noun
Opposite of a harmful or unkind act
Noun
Opposite of an instance of fierce public criticism or opposition
“His defense was that he was only trying to protect himself and his family.”
Noun
Opposite of an expression showing scorn and usually intended to hurt the feelings of another
“Megan was called Booper, a hypocorism used by her family.”
Noun
Opposite of action or speech that makes someone angry, especially deliberately
“Everything that the human race has done and thought is concerned with the satisfaction of deeply felt needs and the assuagement of pain.”
Noun
Opposite of a bad reflection on someone or something
“He served the county as prosecutor several years ago and was a credit to the county and the people he so well represented.”
Noun
Opposite of an action or event that causes general public outrage
“He was delighted to be apart of a national achievement of which to be proud and brought home the realization that a new era in medicine was beginning.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
Opposite of to cause to feel hurt, upset, or resentful
Verb
Opposite of to cause pain through mistreatment
“Children should be able to look to their parents to protect them during times of distress.”
Verb
Opposite of to cause to seem less impressive or valuable
“Some would question whether his methods are merely bids to aggrandize his own status.”
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