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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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British Dictionary definitions for quietens

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 quietens

quieten

v.

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

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