Roget category 1741. Words expressing abstract relations
› 1.8. Causation
›› 1.8.3. Power in operation
moderating etc. v. — anaphrodisia† — relaxation, remission, mitigation, tranquilization†, assuagement, contemporation†, pacification.
measure, juste milieu [Fr.], golden mean, ariston metron [Gr.].
moderator — lullaby, sedative, lenitive, demulcent, antispasmodic, carminative, laudanum — rose water, balm, poppy, opiate, anodyne, milk, opium, poppy or mandragora —" wet blanket — palliative.
keep within bounds,
keep within compass —
settle down —
keep the peace,
take in sail.
moderate, soften, mitigate, temper, accoy† — attemper†, contemper† — mollify, lenify†, dulcify†, dull, take off the edge, blunt, obtund†, sheathe, subdue, chasten — sober down, tone down, smooth down — weaken etc. 160 — lessen etc. (decrease) 36 — check palliate.
tranquilize, pacify, assuage, appease, swag, lull, soothe, compose, still, calm, calm down, cool, quiet, hush, quell, sober, pacify, tame, damp, lay, allay, rebate, slacken, smooth, alleviate, rock to sleep, deaden, smooth, throw cold water on, throw a wet blanket over, turn off — slake — curb etc. (restrain) 751 — tame etc. (subjugate) 749 — smooth over — pour oil on the waves, pour oil on the troubled waters — pour balm into, mattre de l'eau dans son vin [Fr.].
go out like a lamb, roar you as gently as any sucking dove" [Midsummer-Night's Dream].
unexciting, unirritating† — soft, bland, oily, demulcent, lenitive, anodyne — hypnotic etc. 683 — sedative — antiorgastic†, anaphrodisiac†.
mild as mother's milk — milk and water.
under easy sail,
at half speed —
within compass —
est modue in rebus† —
pour oil on troubled waters.
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