What is the opposite of ridicule?

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Verb
Opposite of to subject to contemptuous and dismissive language or behavior
“This week, it is an honor to be able to praise someone who really deserves it.”
Verb
Opposite of to tease, typically in a good-natured way
Verb
Opposite of to mock or annoy someone
Verb
Opposite of to imitate (someone or their actions or words), especially in order to entertain or ridicule
Verb
Opposite of ridicule
Verb
(usually "joking") Opposite of to tease, typically in a good-natured way
“If you don't do it now, there is going to be consequences! I mean it!”
Noun
Opposite of the subjection of someone or something to contemptuous and dismissive language or behavior
“You will get nothing but praise for your book, and I shall be vilipended for mine.”
Noun
Opposite of light-hearted joking, teasing, or banter
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