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Noun: calming  kaa(l)-ming
  1. The act of appeasing (as by acceding to the demands of)
    - appeasement
Verb: calm  kaa(l)m
  1. Make calm or still
    "calm the dragons of worry and fear";
    - calm down, quiet, tranquilize [N. Amer], tranquillize, tranquillise [Brit], quieten [Brit], lull, still
  2. Stop being excited, agitated or moving
    "calm yourself";
    - steady, becalm
  3. Become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation
    "After the fight both men need to calm down.";
    - calm down, cool off, chill out, simmer down, settle down, cool it, wind down, take a chill pill
  4. Cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to
    "The patient must be calmed before the operation";
    - sedate, tranquilize [N. Amer], tranquillize, tranquillise [Brit]

Type of: affect, change state, comfort, console, social control, solace, soothe, stabilise [Brit], stabilize, turn

Antonym: agitate

Encyclopedia: Calm, Alert, and Learning