quieten

[kwahy-i-tn] Chiefly British.
verb (used without object)
1.
to become quiet (often followed by down ).
verb (used with object)
2.
to make quiet.

Origin:
1820–30; quiet1 + -en1

quietener, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To quieten
Collins
World English Dictionary
quieten (ˈkwaɪətən)
 
vb
1.  (often foll by down) to make or become calm, silent, etc; pacify or become peaceful
2.  (tr) to allay (fear, doubts, etc)

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
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.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;