What is the opposite of knock?

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Noun
Opposite of a strike or hit, typically light to medium in impact
Noun
Opposite of a critical or disparaging comment
Noun
Opposite of a misfortune or setback
Noun
Opposite of a hard or repeated hit or strike
Noun
Opposite of a hard strike or hit
“The master was able to knock each of these men to the ground with a touch of his finger.”
Noun
Opposite of an unfortunate condition or event
Noun
Opposite of a setback, or change for the worse
“At first, he had success against troops taken by surprise, but soon afterward, this fine and brilliant army was beaten near Ancona and were never able to rally again.”
Noun
Opposite of an instance of striking or being struck
“That was a fortunate miss for him, having evaded the oncoming vehicle by a matter of inches.”
Noun
Opposite of an act of pushing someone or something in order to move them away from oneself
“She gave him a tug to indicate that she wanted his attention, but he refused to draw his eyes away from the game unfolding on the television.”
Noun
Opposite of a strike with a part of the body or an instrument
“To avoid conflict, give them a wave with your hand and walk away.”
Verb
Opposite of to hit or strike someone or something
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Opposite of to criticize or disparage adversely
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Opposite of to strike or hit heavily, and sometimes repeatedly
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Opposite of to hit or strike, often with one's hand
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Opposite of to strike with a sharp, often slanting, blow
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Opposite of to hit or strike someone or something
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Opposite of to hit or strike, especially on the head
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Opposite of to strike, especially with force
“Jobe was terrible at shooting games because he would completely miss most of his targets.”
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Opposite of to strike physically or violently
“Aaron moves first, throwing a flurry of punches that I easily defend.”
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Opposite of to diminish or take credit from
“Volunteering to help people in the downtown area in a time of need is likely to enhance his reputation in the community.”
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Opposite of to physically attack
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Opposite of to crash violently into or against something
“She fell back against her seat as Devin flipped the ship to avoid the flying debris.”
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Opposite of to exert force or pressure on
“Her school bag was so heavy that she had to place it on the ground and pull it all the way to the car.”
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Opposite of to criticize or speak out against (someone or something)
“Many supporters came out to support his position, and he acknowledged them.”
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