What is the opposite of startle?

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Opposite of cause to feel sudden shock or alarm
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Opposite of to confuse or confound with something surprising or shocking
“Perhaps someone out there could enlighten me with regard to the following situation that my 17-year-old son finds himself in.”
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Opposite of to cause amazement
“Do not worry if you do not create legions of young meditators, but do worry if you bore them.”
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Opposite of to stimulate into action
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Opposite of to surprise (someone) with something unexpected
“I am sorry that I do not know what the final outcome was in that case, but it would not surprise me one bit if the injustice were allowed to continue.”
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Opposite of to jolt, usually due to astonishment, shock or fear
“Jake will usually just deadpan at pranks directed at him.”
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