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English verb: tranquilize

1. tranquilize (emotion) make calm or still

SamplesQuiet the dragons of worry and fear.

ExamplesSam cannot tranquilize Sue

Synonymscalm, calm down, lull, quiet, quieten, still, tranquillise, tranquillize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)comfort, console, solace, soothe

Narrower (hyponym)appease, assuage, assure, compose, conciliate, gentle, gruntle, lenify, lull, mollify, pacify, placate, reassure

Antonymscharge up, commove, agitate, rouse, excite, turn on, charge

2. tranquilize (body) cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to

SamplesThe patient must be sedated before the operation.

Synonymscalm, sedate, tranquillise, tranquillize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)affect

Narrower (hyponym)hypnotise, hypnotize, mesmerise, mesmerize

Antonymsenergize, energise, perk up, arouse, brace, stimulate

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