What is the opposite of punish?

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Opposite of penalize for wrongdoing
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Opposite of to punish or rebuke formally for an offense
“The Crown Prince presented the Emperor with a request to pardon criminals and heretics if the empress's life could be saved.”
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Opposite of punish, especially by beating
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Opposite of to inflict a penalty on for a fault or crime
“It is good practice to compliment a child when they have displayed good and honest behavior.”
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Opposite of to wreak vengeance on
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Opposite of to cause persistent suffering to
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Opposite of inflict severe pain on
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Opposite of to establish or apply as a charge or penalty
“The audits either rejected the inflated invoices or required the contractors to reimburse the money.”
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