What is the opposite of smear?

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Opposite of to rub a (typically oily or sticky) substance over
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Opposite of to cause to be soiled or dirty
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Opposite of to make hurtful and untrue comments about
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Opposite of to apply like plaster
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Opposite of to make dirty, darker or less pure
“This cleanup method of magnetizing the oil can provide a better way to cleanse the ocean of oil pollutants when corporations release them into the sea.”
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Opposite of to blemish, scratch, or stain with a mark
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Opposite of to apply as a coating
“As we were never allowed a second slice, the only thing to do was to scrape the burnt bits off the toast with a knife.”
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Opposite of to apply a substance, coat or layer with a brush
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Opposite of to envelop in a layer of something
“Typically feeding on the ground, they uncover food by scratching with their feet or digging with their bills.”
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Opposite of to change or lose color
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Opposite of to assault, attack
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Opposite of to cover with a layer
Bury the clippings several feet underground, away from your boxwood plants.”
Noun
Opposite of the action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person's reputation
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Opposite of a (degree of) loss or lack of reputation or respect
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Opposite of a small amount of something
“Kate puts a lot of sugar in her coffee. It's no wonder she goes like the Energizer Bunny!”
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Opposite of a blurred or smeared mark on the surface of something
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Opposite of a small area on a surface having a different color from its surroundings, typically one caused by damage or dirt
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Opposite of something laid as a covering over something else
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Opposite of a small quantity of liquid falling in drops or flowing in a thin stream
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