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English verb: tranquillize

1. tranquillize (emotion) make calm or still

SamplesQuiet the dragons of worry and fear.

ExamplesThe performance is likely to tranquillize Sue

Synonymscalm, calm down, lull, quiet, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillise

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

2. tranquillize (body) cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to

SamplesThe patient must be sedated before the operation.

Synonymscalm, sedate, tranquilize, tranquillise

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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