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English adjective: sedate

1. sedate characterized by dignity and propriety


Synonymsstaid


Similardecorous


Antonymsindecorous, indelicate

2. sedate dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises


SamplesA grave God-fearing man.
A quiet sedate nature.
As sober as a judge.
A solemn promise.
The judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence.


Synonymsgrave, sober, solemn


Similarserious


Antonymsfrivolous


English verb: sedate

1. sedate (body) cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to


SamplesThe patient must be sedated before the operation.


Synonymscalm, tranquilize, 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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