quieten down

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
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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)

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