What is the opposite of taunting?

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Adjective
Opposite for intended to provoke someone in an insulting or contemptuous manner
Verb
Opposite for present participle for to attack repeatedly with mean put-downs or insults
Noun
Opposite for the subjection of someone or something to contemptuous and dismissive language or behaviour
Adjective
Opposite for derisive or contemptuous
Adjective
Opposite for containing sarcasm
Adjective
Opposite for expressing or characterized by derision
Adjective
Opposite for showing or feeling strong dislike or disrespect
Adjective
Opposite for derogatory or mocking in an indirect way
Noun
Opposite for use of acerbic language to mock or convey contempt, often using irony and (in speech) often marked by overemphasis and a sneering tone of voice
Adjective
Opposite for scornfully mocking or cynical
Adjective
Opposite for contemptuously ridiculing or mocking someone or something
Adjective
Opposite for intended to provoke or make fun of someone in a playful way
Noun
Noun
Opposite for action or speech that makes someone angry, especially deliberately
Noun
Opposite for contemptuous ridicule or mockery
Noun
Opposite for teasing and contemptuous language or behaviour directed at a particular person or thing
Noun
Opposite for a shrill whistle or shout of disapproval made at a public meeting or performance
Noun
Opposite for the act of ridiculing someone or something
“John was a stylish kid who received the admiration of his peers for his fashion sense.”
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