What is the opposite of murder?

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Noun
Opposite of the killing of a human being by another
“Like all good feel-good stories, it ended with the sparing of a life, and one that could very well change the world.”
Noun
(figuratively) Opposite of a very difficult or unpleasant task or experience
“It was absolute heaven for the group to sit back with wine or cups of tea, gazing out the window at the darkening landscape.”
Noun
Opposite of death or killing on a large scale
Noun
Opposite of the killing of a large number of people or animals, especially in a cruel or violent way
Noun
Opposite of criminal or violent behaviour, in particular when resulting in another's death
Noun
Opposite of the taking of another life
“The scene featured the Terminator's rescue of John Connor from the T-1000 that had been sent to kill the latter.”
Noun
Opposite of the action or process of killing or being killed
“Conservation and creation of new forests is one that is well worthy of the attention of this country.”
Noun
Opposite of a state or feeling of great physical or mental distress or discomfort
Noun
Opposite of the act of killing or putting an end to someone, something, or a creature
“The Board may only direct the prisoner's release if satisfied that his confinement is no longer necessary for the protection of the public.”
Noun
Opposite of a riot aimed at persecution or massacre of a particular ethnic or religious group, usually Jews
Noun
Opposite of a serious criminal offense, which, under federal law, is punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year or by death
Noun
Opposite of the subjugation and assumption of control of a place or people by military force
Noun
Opposite of the act or state of physically fighting
“Our nation should be a beacon of peace to people around the world.”
Verb
Opposite of to take the life of (someone)
“The kidnappers assured Maria that they would spare Rico if the ransom was paid.”
Verb
(figuratively) Opposite of to win a contest, or defeat, decisively
“He would ultimately lose to his rival yet again in a final.”
Verb
(figuratively) Opposite of to botch or mangle
“System design adequacy is the probability that a system will successfully accomplish its mission, given that it is operated within design specifications.”
Verb
Opposite of to cause the death of
“So if they resurrect any more dead characters remember where you heard it first.”
Verb
Opposite of to take the life of
“Joe is under strict instruction to protect the witness at all cost.”
Verb
Opposite of to commit a mistake or error
Verb
Opposite of to eat quickly and greedily
Verb
Opposite of to be victorious over
“Cronos, the first powerful God who ruled the Heavens above, was warned by Gaia and Ouranos that someday he would be defeated by one of his own sons.”
Verb
Opposite of to spoil through clumsiness or ineptitude
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Opposite of to make a mess of
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Opposite of to kill or cause the death of
Verb
(pick at) Opposite of to consume food hungrily or in a gluttonous manner
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(abstain) Opposite of to consume food hungrily or in a gluttonous manner
Verb
Opposite of to subdue or hurt physically or violently
“He had to yield because there was no getting out of that armbar.”
Verb
(British, informal, slang) Opposite of to murder, or to commit suicide
“Homer just wants to live by eating hoagies and watching television in a different time zone.”
Adjective
Opposite of difficult or challenging in nature, especially physically
Adjective
Opposite of having or displaying malice, evil or vindictiveness
“So, I, being your benevolent, kind, and generous friend, decided to get you a new cat for your birthday.”
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