moderating (part of speech: verb)
pacifying (part of speech: verb)
soothing (part of speech: adjective)
calming (part of speech: verb)
- That this march, with her playing of it, should be pacifying was new to her; but when she saw the crushed mien of her betrothed, who stood like a prisoner before her, her good nature conquered, and she held out her hand. - "The Sign of Flame", E. Werner.
- I don't know that I find them pacifying. - "Franklin Kane", Anne Douglas Sedgwick.
- On one occasion, a servant struck a tame raccoon with a whip: in vain did he afterwards attempt a reconciliation; neither eggs, nor food most coveted by the animal, availed in pacifying it. - "Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom", Samuel Griswold Goodrich.