What is the opposite of slaughter?

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Noun
Opposite of the killing of a large number of people or animals, especially in a cruel or violent way
Noun
Opposite of death or killing on a large scale
Noun
Opposite of a person harmed or killed as a result of an unfortunate event or action
“The assailant was caught when the shopkeeper recognized his face and reported it to the police.”
Noun
Opposite of a riot aimed at persecution or massacre of a particular ethnic or religious group, usually Jews
Noun
Opposite of the action or process of killing or being killed
“Conservation and creation of new forests is one that is well worthy of the attention of this country.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of killing or putting an end to someone, something, or a creature
“The Board may only direct the prisoner's release if satisfied that his confinement is no longer necessary for the protection of the public.”
Noun
Opposite of the killing of a human being by another
“Like all good feel-good stories, it ended with the sparing of a life, and one that could very well change the world.”
Noun
Opposite of indiscriminate killing or slaughter
“The emancipation of the slaves was fought for and won by the slaves themselves.”
Noun
Opposite of final defeat, total defeat
Noun
Opposite of widespread destruction
Noun
Opposite of the taking of another life
“The scene featured the Terminator's rescue of John Connor from the T-1000 that had been sent to kill the latter.”
Verb
Opposite of to massacre people or animals in large numbers
Verb
Opposite of to kill off or put an end to someone or something
“The Vikings were in good spirits, becoming well disposed to Bagnold, and decided to spare him instead of killing him.”
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Opposite of to cause the death of
“So if they resurrect any more dead characters remember where you heard it first.”
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Opposite of to be convincingly victorious over
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Opposite of to kill people or animals on a large scale
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Opposite of to kill or severely injure (someone)
“She thanked him over and over again for putting himself in danger to save her.”
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Opposite of to be victorious over
“Cronos, the first powerful God who ruled the Heavens above, was warned by Gaia and Ouranos that someday he would be defeated by one of his own sons.”
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Opposite of to put an end to
“The fake images that concern us the most are those that were created to perpetuate a lie.”
Verb
Opposite of to offer as a religious sacrifice
“The diminutive Spartan would deny the Gods his only offspring as an offering to appease them.”
Verb
(British, informal, slang) Opposite of to murder, or to commit suicide
“Homer just wants to live by eating hoagies and watching television in a different time zone.”
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