humoring : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  the act of indulging or gratifying a desire
  • v  put into a good mood

  • Or was Reed humoring his old friend? "Ralph receives unsolicited requests all the time for assistance on such matters," says his spokeswoman Lisa Baron, "but he does not recall .
  • But both sides have made clear that they'll essentially be humoring Obama, showing up because the President of the United States expects it of them and not to relaunch long-stalled .
  • A purposeful but ever-playful host, he stops in Tuscany to poke fun at notions of paradise, but not without criticizing the Tuscans for humoring us.
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  • NFC North chat alert
    You might or might not have questions here in the final full week of June. I will most certainly have answers to anything even tangentially related to the NFC North. Or, at least, I'll do everything in my power to create the illusion that I'm answering your question when, really, I'm just humoring you. That's the ticket. See you for our regular SportsNation chat at 2 p.m. ET.
    June 25, 2013 - ESPN Blogs

  • Jimmy Conrad in ESPN
    We feel like we've made a huge effort to be reasonable, to propose things that are within the confines of the single-entity structure,Conrad said. "At this point they're not even humoring us with something tangible. If things stay where...
  • Billy Beane in Inside Bay Area
    I thought at the time they were humoring me by saying 'Oh sure, I'll do this,'Beane said. "So the fact that they have and that they've enjoyed it is great."
  • David Satter in RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
    There's no point in humoring them,says David Satter, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and author of the book "Darkness at Dawn: The Rise of the Russian Criminal State."

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