steady2 past tense and past participle steadied, present participle steadying, third person singular steadies
1 [intransitive and transitive]
to hold someone or something so they become more balanced or controlled, or to become more balanced or controlled
He reached the chair and steadied himself.
The plane steadied, and the passengers relaxed.
to stop increasing or decreasing and remain about the same [= stabilize]:
The dollar has steadied after early losses on the money markets.
3 [intransitive and transitive]
to become calmer, or to make someone do this:
Tamar took a deep breath to steady her nerves.
Jess is a steadying influence on the rest of the team.