economized (part of speech: verb)
moderated (part of speech: verb)
pacified (part of speech: verb)
alleviated (part of speech: verb)
- It is indeed our first impulse to say that the painful quality vanishes when the exciting events are known to be unreal; pity and fear are painful because too intense, and in the drama are just sufficiently moderated. - "The Psychology of Beauty", Ethel D. Puffer.
- This refractory and, as Bonaparte called it, mercantile spirit, so enraged him, that he had already signed an order for arresting and transferring en masse his high allies, the Batavian directors, to his Temple, when the representations of Talleyrand moderated his fury, and caused the order to be recalled, which Fouche was ready to execute. - "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.
- Still under the lee of Cape Fear, the force of the wind was greatly moderated and the sea was not more than ordinarily rough. - "The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers", Francis Rolt-Wheeler.