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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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