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What is the opposite of provocation?

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Noun
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.”
Noun
Opposite of something that motivates or provokes a person or thing into action
“He thinks leaving large sums of money to children serves as a disincentive to go out and do great things on their own.”
Noun
Opposite of a reason or cause for behaving in an untoward or criminal manner
“Bismarck, perhaps without seeing the true consequence of his actions, opposed the idea and managed to put off the decision.”
Noun
Opposite of an incentive that helps bring about a desired state or result
Noun
Opposite of the state of being intractable
Noun
Opposite of a remark made in order to anger, wound, or provoke someone
Noun
Opposite of the feeling or state of being annoyed, typically from being aggrieved
Noun
Opposite of the act of awaking, or ceasing to sleep
Noun
(negative) Opposite of something that arouses a feeling of excitement
“She could perceive a calm amongst the crowd, as the fortress mounted a black banner, the ensign of the people.”
Noun
(figurative) Opposite of something that provides a stimulus to the mind or soul
“I am surprised that this fluff actually passed the chief editor's approval.”
Noun
Opposite of act of sensitizing
Noun
Opposite of the use of persuasion or intimidation to make someone do something
“We have the freedom to do what we want.”
Noun
Opposite of a call for someone to compete
“He would admit defeat and his complete surrender was graciously accepted by his nemesis.”
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