economizing (part of speech: verb)
moderating (part of speech: verb)
pacifying (part of speech: verb)
alleviating (part of speech: verb)
- He had hitherto exercised a moderating influence on the government. - "A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)", Leopold von Ranke.
- The white leaders exercised a moderating influence, but the average white man had determined to do away with Negro government even though the alternative might be a return of military rule. - "The Sequel of Appomattox A Chronicle of the Reunion of the States, Volume 32 In The Chronicles Of America Series", Walter Lynwood Fleming.
- Cold water sponging is a convenient and grateful method of moderating febrile heat of the surface, provided undoubted powers of reaction be present in the system. - "The Maternal Management of Children, in Health and Disease.", Thomas Bull, M.D..