Humoring
Humor Hu"mor, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Humored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Humoring}.] 1. To comply with the humor of; to adjust matters so as suit the peculiarities, caprices, or exigencies of; to adapt one's self to; to indulge by skillful adaptation; as, to humor the mind. [1913 Webster]

It is my part to invent, and the musician's to humor that invention. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To help on by indulgence or compliant treatment; to soothe; to gratify; to please. [1913 Webster]

You humor me when I am sick. --Pope.

Syn: To gratify; to indulge. See {Gratify}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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