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synonyms for becalm

  • allay
  • compose
  • lull
  • pacify
  • placate
  • quiet
  • relax
  • settle
  • soothe
  • steady
  • still
  • calm down
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antonyms for becalm

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  • agitate
  • distress
  • excite
  • irritate
  • move
  • upset
  • worry
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How to use becalm in a sentence

This ceiling-high fabrication may not directly address the show’s theme, but for anyone becalmed during the past 18 months, humanity’s assault on nature was an apt subject for contemplation.
IN THE GALLERIES: SEQUENCE OF PHOTOGRAPHS CREATES A GRAPHIC CONTINUITYMARK JENKINSAUGUST 27, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Then that Monday, with their nerves becalmed and their emotions moved, they drove back toward Texas.
SARAH FULLER MADE HISTORY. HER PARENTS UNDERSTAND WHY HER MOMENT MATTERS.CHUCK CULPEPPERDECEMBER 3, 2020WASHINGTON POST
I am making a sail according to your lordship's plan, to becalm the hull of the ship, but want sailcloth for completing it.
THE LIFE OF THOMAS, LORD COCHRANE, TENTH EARL OF DUNDONALD, VOL. IITHOMAS LORD COCHRANE
Ships are generally obliged to be towed into the harbor, in consequence of the high points which tower high, and becalm them.
TORREY'S NARRATIVEWILLIAM TORREY
An imprisoned man who asks for an Italian book to becalm his fever may be safely presumed to know that language.
FRAY LUIS DE LENJAMES FITZMAURICE-KELLY
One sail is also said to becalm another when the wind is aft.
PRACTICAL BOAT-SAILINGDOUGLAS FRAZAR
Becalm, and henceforth think that the peril is mine, not yours.
THE MEMOIRES OF CASANOVA, COMPLETEJACQUES CASANOVA DE SEINGALT
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO BECALM

  • allay
  • alleviate
  • appease
  • assuage
  • balm
  • becalm
  • compose
  • cool
  • cool it
  • cool out
  • hush
  • lay back
  • lull
  • mitigate
  • mollify
  • pacify
  • placate
  • quiet
  • quieten
  • relax
  • relieve
  • sedate
  • settle
  • simmer down
  • soft-pedal
  • soothe
  • steady
  • still
  • stroke
  • take it easy
  • take the edge off
  • tranquilize
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