1. appeasement, calming, social control

usage: the act of appeasing (as by acceding to the demands of)


1. calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, still, comfort, soothe, console, solace

usage: make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"

2. steady, calm, becalm, stabilize, stabilise

usage: make steady; "steady yourself"

3. calm, calm down, cool off, chill out, simmer down, settle down, cool it, change state, turn

usage: become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation; "After the fight both men need to cool off."; "It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again."

4. sedate, calm, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, affect

usage: cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to; "The patient must be sedated before the operation"

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