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English verb: quieten

1. quieten (perception) become quiet or quieter

SamplesThe audience fell silent when the speaker entered.

Synonymshush, pipe down, quiesce, quiet, quiet down

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

Broader (hypernym)change intensity

Verb grouphush, hush up, quieten, shut up, silence, still


2. quieten (emotion) make calm or still

SamplesQuiet the dragons of worry and fear.

Synonymscalm, calm down, lull, quiet, 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. quieten (change) cause to be quiet or not talk

SamplesPlease silence the children in the church!.

Synonymshush, hush up, shut up, silence, still

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

Broader (hypernym)conquer, curb, inhibit, stamp down, subdue, suppress

Narrower (hyponym)calm down, gag, lull, muzzle, shout down, shush


Verb grouphush, pipe down, quiesce, quiet, quiet down, quieten


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