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  Definition of quieten
  1. cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children in the church!"
  2. make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
  3. become quiet or quieter; "The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"
Similar Words: hush, silence, still, shut up, hush up, calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, lull, quiesce, quiet down, pipe down

 

See Also: whitewash, gloss over, sleek over, hush up

 

Hyponyms: shush, lull, calm down, shout down, gag, muzzle, compose, pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gentle, gruntle, reassure, assure

 

Grouped Verbs: hush, quiet, quiesce, quiet down, pipe down, silence, still, shut up, hush up

 

Derivational Morphology: hush, stillness, still, muteness, silence, quiet, silencer, muffler, letup, lull, tranquilizer, tranquillizer, tranquilliser, antianxiety agent, ataractic drug, ataractic agent, ataractic, repose, placidity, serenity, tranquillity, tranquility

 

Anagrams: quintet, unquiet

 

 
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