What is the opposite of stroke?

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Noun
Opposite of a blow, knock, or hit
Noun
Opposite of an instance of striking or being struck
“That was a fortunate miss for him, having evaded the oncoming vehicle by a matter of inches.”
Noun
Opposite of a sudden short bout of an illness or stress
“Probiotics can be used to provide defense against illnesses.”
Noun
Opposite of a hard strike or hit
Noun
Opposite of a long, narrow mark or band
Noun
Opposite of a strike with a part of the body or an instrument
“To avoid conflict, give them a wave with your hand and walk away.”
Noun
Opposite of loss of consciousness fromblockage in vein or artery
Noun
Opposite of the property of being lucky
Noun
Opposite of a sudden attack of illness, especially a stroke or an epileptic fit
Noun
Opposite of a sudden burst of intense emotion
“Her favorite character is Data, an android who, for all his emotionlessness, has a great curiosity about being human.”
Noun
Opposite of excessive praise or approval, which is often insincere and sometimes contrived to win favour
Noun
Opposite of a tragic event causing great suffering, destruction, and distress
Noun
Opposite of a light coating or quick application of something, especially paint
Noun
Opposite of something that arouses activity or energy in someone or something
Noun
Opposite of a recurrent pattern formed by a series of sounds having a regular rise and fall in intensity
Verb
Opposite of to touch or stroke gently or lovingly
Verb
Opposite of to examine through the sense of touch
“The shop assistant tried to get her to ignore the superior fabric of the handbag because she would not have purchased it anyway.”
Verb
Opposite of to touch or stroke gently or lovingly
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Opposite of to come into general physical contact with
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Opposite of cater to, indulge
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Opposite of to praise or compliment, typically excessively or insincerely
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(typography) Opposite of to make a typeface have a thicker or heavier stroke
“I can't read any of this until you narrow the typeface.”
Verb
Opposite of to persuade someone to do something which they are reluctant to do, especially by flattery or promises
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Opposite of to act in a submissive manner
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Opposite of to move (a baby or young child) up and down in a playful or affectionate way
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Opposite of to influence someone who was furious to the point that he or she becomes content or at least no longer irate
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Opposite of to touch with the intention of having a calming effect
“The last thing a trainer should do is to strike their horse.”
Verb
Opposite of to move across or through a given point
“We would have to stop at the crossing in order for the children to safely walk across to their school.”
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