pacifying (part of speech: verb)
easing, reconciling, placating, lulling, allaying, quelling, mollifying, ebbing, conciliating, composing, soothing, smoothing, quieting, tranquilizing, assuaging, cooling, moderating, defusing, relieving, stabilizing, softening, calming, appeasing, pacifying
concealing (part of speech: verb)
soothing (part of speech: verb)
consoling, comforting, subduing
silencing (part of speech: verb)
- Mary turned pitiful eyes on him, rocking Davey and hushing him gently, as he wakened and began to cry querulously. - "The Pioneers", Katharine Susannah Prichard.
- So Fowler sat beside my bed every night, singing, caressing, cajoling, hushing, conjuring me to sleep: and when in about an hour's time, she flattered herself that her conjurations had succeeded; when my relaxing muscles gave her hope that she might withdraw her arm unperceived; and when slowly and dexterously she had accomplished this, and, watching my eyelashes, and cautiously shading the candle with her hand, she had happily gained the door; some slipping of the lock, some creaking of the hinge, some parting sound startled me, and bounce I was upright in my bed, my eyes wide open, and my voice ready for a roar: so she was compelled instantly to return, to replace the candle full in my view, to sit down close beside the bed, and, with her arm once more thrown over me, she was forced again to repeat that the Jew's bag could not come there, and, cursing me in her heart, she recommenced her deceitful songs. - "Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond]", Maria Edgeworth.
- Now and then she uttered low, hushing sounds as a pang of pain would contract the baby's face, and threaten to waken him. - "A Beautiful Alien", Julia Magruder.