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quieten

[kwahy-i-tn] /ˈkwaɪ ɪ tn/
verb (used without object)
1.
to become quiet (often followed by down).
verb (used with object)
2.
to make quiet.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; quiet1 + -en1
Related forms
quietener, noun
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Examples for quieten
  • It will soon quieten down by entering the main sequence, the adult stage of stellar life.
  • Horn shavings, boiled in water, are said to quieten the liver and quell fevers.
  • Her team is trying to find an internationally acceptable gesture to quieten a ringing phone.
  • The patient will learn how to use easy to apply tools to quieten the mind to sleep soundly.
British Dictionary definitions for quieten

quieten

/ˈkwaɪətən/
verb (mainly Brit)
1.
(often foll by down) to make or become calm, silent, etc; pacify or become peaceful
2.
(transitive) to allay (fear, doubts, etc)
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Word Origin and History for quieten
v.

1828, "to make quiet;" 1890, "to become quiet," from quiet (adj.) + -en (1).

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