appeasing 1 of 2

as in placating
tending to lessen or avoid conflict or hostility we had been feuding with the people next door, so inviting them to the party was intended as an appeasing gesture

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present participle of appease
as in comforting
to lessen the anger or agitation of a game often appeases an upset toddler

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“Appeasing.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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