What is the opposite of reprimand?

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Noun
Opposite of a formal expression of disapproval
Noun
Opposite of the state of being reprobated
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 a punishment imposed for breaking a law, rule, or contract
“A DNA test would eventually lead to the suspect's exoneration.”
Noun
Opposite of an official or legal warning, typically given to someone who has committed an offense
Noun
Opposite of punishment, especially that of criminals in prison intended to rectify their behaviour
Verb
Opposite of to criticize or reprove, especially in a formal or official way
Verb
Opposite of to criticize or oppose fiercely and publicly
“Many would praise him for his benevolent deeds.”
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 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.”
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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