English adjective: sedate
|1.||sedate characterized by dignity and propriety|
|2.||sedate dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises|
|Samples||A grave God-fearing man.|
A quiet sedate nature.
As sober as a judge.
A solemn promise.
The judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence.
|Synonyms||grave, sober, solemn|
English verb: sedate
|1.||sedate (body) cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to|
|Samples||The patient must be sedated before the operation.|
|Synonyms||calm, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody|
|Narrower (hyponym)||hypnotise, hypnotize, mesmerise, mesmerize|
|Antonyms||energize, energise, perk up, arouse, brace, stimulate|