Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


The captain saw at once that Jack was lightheaded and he humored him.

Sheep should be humored rather than hurried; coaxed, rather than coerced.

"Well, folks must be humored when they're sick," she replied.

"Invalids must be humored," remarked Blue Bonnet as she went to the piano.

To his secretary he tried to explain that the writer was an odd fanatic who must be humored.

The lead must be "humored" into shape and not "driven" into shape.

There is one other subject on which he expects to be humored, and I am careful not to offend him.

They're proud and resolute men, trusting in their own methods, and they must be humored.

She says some words which have no meaning to me, but they mean something to her, and she must be humored.

But in all other things, Mr. Abbott humored her, for she was so like her mother in appearance.