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What is the opposite of punishment?

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Noun
Opposite of a punishment imposed for breaking a law, rule, or contract
“A DNA test would eventually lead to the suspect's exoneration.”
Noun
Opposite of the infliction or imposition of a penalty as retribution for an offense
“Johnny would be bestowed an award for his act of bravery.”
Noun
Opposite of the abuse or mistreatment of someone or something
“He was subjected to immense coddling by his mother at a young age.”
Noun
Opposite of the punishment assigned to a defendant found guilty by a court for a particular offense
Noun
Opposite of a penalty for disobeying a law or rule
Noun
Opposite of hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of one's background or beliefs
Noun
Opposite of punishment, especially that of criminals in prison intended to rectify their behaviour
Noun
Opposite of the consequence of an action, irrespective of good or bad
“The group was often perceived as carrying out their own brand of vigilante justice with impunity.”
Noun
Opposite of the punishment of being whipped
Noun
Opposite of severe criticism or treatment
“Parents and educators are delighted with what these children can do and eager to heap praise on them for their unusual performance.”
Noun
Opposite of a sum of money exacted as a penalty by a court of law or other authority
“There may be punitive damages as well as reimbursement of litigation costs and legal fees.”
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Opposite of a misfortune or affliction that causes worry, hardship, or distress
“We are an international agency concerned with the alleviation of human suffering.”
Noun
(religion) Opposite of a state of eternal punishment and damnation into which a sinner passes after death
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