What is the opposite of tease?

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Verb
Opposite of to tease, typically in a good-natured way
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Opposite of to subject to contemptuous and dismissive language or behavior
“This week, it is an honor to be able to praise someone who really deserves it.”
Verb
Opposite of to mock or annoy someone
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Opposite of to playfully behave as though one is attracted to someone
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(usually "joking") Opposite of to tease, typically in a good-natured way
“If you don't do it now, there is going to be consequences! I mean it!”
Verb
(colloquial) Opposite of to poke fun at or make fun of
“She would sometimes flatter her husband lightheartedly over his good looks.”
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(mess with) Opposite of to bother or be annoying with
“I promise to ask one more question and then I'll let you be.”
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Opposite of to persuade someone to do something
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Opposite of to arouse someone
“His body odor and lack of hygiene would repulse her.”
Noun
Opposite of something that causes irritation or frustration
Noun
Opposite of someone who mocks or teases another
Noun
Opposite of playing at courtship
Noun
Opposite of somebody who insults, makes fun of, or teases
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