What is the opposite of offense?

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Noun
Opposite of the breach of a moral or legal code, rule, or standard
Noun
Opposite of a scornful or hurtful act or expression
Noun
Opposite of a fit of feeling annoyed, offended or resentful
Noun
Opposite of a sudden violent attack, especially by an army or group
“Evidently, the sudden retreat fatigued the troops as well as discouraged them.”
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 an intensive or sudden military attack
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Opposite of an error or mistake, typically caused by a brief failure of concentration or judgment
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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.”
Noun
Opposite of energetic earthiness
Noun
Opposite of an immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law
“After performing a good deed, he's also stuck with a halo above his head.”
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Opposite of a fierce or destructive attack
Noun
Opposite of a rapid surprise attack on an enemy by troops, aircraft, or other armed forces
Noun
Opposite of an embarrassing or tactless act or remark in a social situation
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Opposite of cruel, violent or indecent treatment of a person or animal
“By sacrificing themselves to provide for the basic needs of other family members, they show gratitude for the care and protection their parents gave when raising them.”
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