BE MODERATE &c. adj.; keep within -bounds, - compass; sober down, settle down; keep the peace, remit, relent; take in sail.
MODERATE, soften, mitigate, temper, accoy [obs.]; attemper, contemper [obs.], mollify, lenify [rare], dulcify, dull, take off the edge, blunt, obtund, sheathe, subdue, chasten; sober down, tone down, smooth down, slow down; weaken [See Weakness]; lessen (decrease) [See Nonincrease, Decrease]; check; palliate.
TRANQUILLIZE, assuage, appease, suage or swage [dial.], lull, soothe, compose, still, calm, cool, quiet, hush, quell, sober, pacify, tame, damp, lay, allay, rebate [archaic], slacken, smooth, alleviate, rock to sleep, deaden, smother; throw cold water on, throw a wet blanket over; slake; curb (restrain) [See Restraint]; tame (subjugate) [See Subjection]; smooth over; pour oil on the -waves, - troubled waters; pour balm into; mettre de leau dans son vin [F.].
go out like a lamb, roar you as gently as any sucking dove [M. N. D.].