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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


Antonymslouden

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


Causehush


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


Antonymslouden









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