What is the opposite of rebuke?

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Noun
Opposite of a harsh expression of disapproval or criticism
Noun
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 an official or legal warning, typically given to someone who has committed an offense
Verb
Opposite of to criticize or scold sternly
Verb
Opposite of to punish or reprimand (someone) for a fault or crime
“It is good practice to compliment a child when they have displayed good and honest behavior.”
Verb
Opposite of to criticize or speak out against (someone or something)
“Many supporters came out to support his position, and he acknowledged them.”
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