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  • verbdefeat, suppress
  • verballeviate, calm

synonyms for quell

  • annihilate
  • conquer
  • crush
  • extinguish
  • overcome
  • put down
  • quench
  • silence
  • stamp out
  • stifle
  • subdue
  • kill
  • overpower
  • queer
  • stop
  • subjugate
  • vanquish
  • hush up
  • put the lid on
  • shut down
  • sit on
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antonyms for quell

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  • build up
  • compliment
  • encourage
  • help
  • lose
  • praise
  • release
  • start
  • surrender
  • yield
  • begin
  • aggravate
  • agitate
  • disturb
  • irritate
  • perturb
  • succeed
  • win
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How to use quell in a sentence

The Terps’ tournament aspirations haven’t evaporated, but Maryland’s performance did little to quell the concerns brought on by its loss to Penn State on Friday.
MARYLAND MISSES A CHANCE TO BOOST ITS NCAA TOURNAMENT HOPES WITH A LOSS TO NO. 4 OHIO STATEEMILY GIAMBALVOFEBRUARY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
These platforms have occasionally shown that they are capable of quelling disinformation and removing or flagging misleading content, but they are not consistent in enforcing their own policies and protecting LGBTQ people.
5 THINGS SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS CAN DO TO COMBAT ANTI-LGBTQ DISINFORMATIONBRIANNA JANUARYJANUARY 7, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
Chancellor Angela Merkel called an emergency meeting to speed up Germany’s Covid-19 vaccine program in an effort to quell tensions within her government over claims the rollout has been too slow.
MERKEL PUSHES TO SPEED UP VACCINE ROLLOUT, AS GERMAN LOCKDOWN TIGHTENSKDUNN6JANUARY 6, 2021FORTUNE
Testing has been expanded in the region, as well as other efforts to help quell the spread of the virus, but South Bay residents continue to be impacted more by the virus than other parts of San Diego County.
‘I’VE LOST EVERYTHING THAT BASICALLY BRINGS SOMEONE JOY’BRITTANY CRUZ-FEJERAN AND MAYA SRIKRISHNANDECEMBER 23, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Tijuana’s business community had also been increasingly involved in trying to quell the violence, but has been hit hard financially by the closures caused by the pandemic.
BORDER REPORT: WHAT’S BEHIND TIJUANA’S VIOLENT YEARMAYA SRIKRISHNANDECEMBER 15, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
China began the year with its international reputation tarnished after anger that it quelled early reports of a new respiratory virus.
CHINA’S CORONAVIRUS VACCINE DIPLOMACY HAS ALREADY BEGUNJANE LIDECEMBER 8, 2020QUARTZ
Management of the vaccine rollout is a key variable — at least as important as vaccine efficacy — in the equation determining how well a vaccine will quell the pandemic, researchers reported November 19 in Health Affairs.
THE ‘LAST MILE’ FOR COVID-19 VACCINES COULD BE THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE YETTINA HESMAN SAEYDECEMBER 3, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
In his telling, the American Dream is disrupted by nightmares that a good job and a house in the suburbs can’t quell.
SIMON HAN’S ‘NIGHTS WHEN NOTHING HAPPENED’ IS A POIGNANT STUDY OF THE IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCERON CHARLESNOVEMBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
In hindsight, some of the measures enacted in the earliest days of the pandemic did little to quell it.
CORONAVIRUS SHUTDOWNS DON’T NEED TO BE ALL OR NOTHINGJONATHAN LAMBERTNOVEMBER 25, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
The prospect of future answers hasn’t quelled Holland’s present anxiety.
A POWER COMPANY’S QUIET LAND-BUYING SPREE COULD SHIELD IT FROM COAL ASH CLEANUP COSTSBY MAX BLAU FOR GEORGIA HEALTH NEWSNOVEMBER 24, 2020PROPUBLICA
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WORDS RELATED TO QUELL

  • allay
  • chill out
  • coast
  • cool
  • cool it
  • decline
  • decrease
  • diminish
  • dull
  • dwindle
  • ebb
  • go with the flow
  • hang easy
  • hang loose
  • lay back
  • let go
  • let it all hang out
  • let up
  • mellow out
  • moderate
  • quell
  • recede
  • reduce
  • slacken
  • slow
  • subdue
  • subside
  • take it easy
  • taper
  • taper off
  • unlax
  • wane
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