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Adjective: steadying  ste-dee-ing
  1. Causing to become steady
    "had a steadying effect on her nerves"
Verb: steady  ste-dee
  1. Stop being excited, agitated or moving
    "steady yourself";
    - calm, becalm
  2. Support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace
    "steady your elbows while working on the potter's wheel";
    - brace, stabilize, stabilise [Brit]

See also: helpful

Type of: beef up, fortify, stabilise [Brit], stabilize, strengthen

Encyclopedia: Steady, as She Goes