What is the opposite of offence?

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Noun
Opposite of a disrespectful or scornfully abusive remark or act
“They didn't invent whispering for compliments.”
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Opposite of a sudden violent attack, especially by an army or group
“Evidently, the sudden retreat fatigued the troops as well as discouraged them.”
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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.”
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Opposite of a crime
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Opposite of a fit of feeling annoyed, offended or resentful
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Opposite of an intensive or sudden military attack
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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.”
Noun
Opposite of an unjust, dishonest, or immoral act
“Doing a good deed will generally not go unnoticed.”
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Opposite of an extremely wicked or cruel act, typically one involving physical violence or injury
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Opposite of an unjust or unfair act
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Opposite of an attacking military campaign
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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.”
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Opposite of an action or remark that causes outrage or offense
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Opposite of an instance of fierce public criticism or opposition
“His defense was that he was only trying to protect himself and his family.”
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Opposite of an embarrassing or tactless act or remark in a social situation
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Opposite of a rapid surprise attack on an enemy by troops, aircraft, or other armed forces
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Opposite of violent and hostile behaviour
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Opposite of the lapse of humankind into a state of sin, as ascribed in theology
“Although grace initiates the salvation of man, man must reciprocate with his life through faith and good works.”
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