What is the opposite of offense?

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Noun
Opposite of a breaking of a moral or legal code
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Opposite of an act or expression showing scorn and usually intended to hurt another's feelings
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Opposite of the feeling of being offended or resentful after a slight or indignity
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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.”
Noun
Opposite of a military strike or incursion
“They made their retreat when the local tribes began to show some aggression.”
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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 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.”
Noun
Opposite of a fierce or destructive attack
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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 an intensive or sudden military attack
Noun
Opposite of an embarrassing or tactless act or remark in a social situation
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Opposite of the fact of being blamed or responsible for an offense or crime
“He was a pencil pusher of a man who maintained his innocence before the law on the basis that he was just obeying orders.”
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