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English verb: calm down

1. calm down (emotion) become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation


SamplesAfter the fight both men need to cool off..
It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again..


Synonymscalm, chill out, cool it, cool off, settle down, simmer down


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)change state, turn

2. calm down (emotion) make calm or still


SamplesQuiet the dragons of worry and fear.


ExamplesThe performance is likely to calm down Sue


Synonymscalm, lull, quiet, quieten, still, tranquilize, 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

3. calm down (change) become quiet or less intensive


SamplesThe fighting lulled for a moment.


Synonymslull


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)hush, hush up, quieten, shut up, silence, still









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