follow Dictionary.com

What's the difference between i.e. and e.g.?

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for quieten down

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)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for quieten down

quieten

v.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for quieten

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for quieten

16
18
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for quieten down