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  • verbdefeat, suppress
  • verballeviate, calm

synonyms for quelled

  • 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 quelled

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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 quelled in a sentence

Are you sufficiently grateful to me for having quelled your matrimonial ardour of two months ago?
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
In the midst of all this noise and commotion, there was heard a sweet female voice, which quelled it in an instant.
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
Indeed, what had quelled him more than anything else was the fear lest he should be driven out to take his luck among the Apaches.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
George at once ordered the military to act, and by Thursday morning the riots were quelled.
THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND - VOL. X.WILLIAM HUNT
Riots were frequent in times of scarcity or popular excitement, and often could only be quelled by soldiers.
THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND - VOL. X.WILLIAM HUNT
Th' tumult was on'y quelled whin th' Prisident's wife appeared on th' balcony an' made a brief speech.
MR. DOOLEY SAYSFINLEY DUNNE
At last the Earl of Desmond's insurrection had been quelled, at the cost of the utter devastation of a province.
SIR WALTER RALEGHWILLIAM STEBBING
It now seemed to her that by this lie she was owning herself to be quelled and brought into absolute subjection by her husband.
THE PRIME MINISTERANTHONY TROLLOPE
The massacres they perpetrated were avenged in kind and all the insurrections were quelled when Hadrian succeeded Trajan.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 15, SLICE 4VARIOUS
It was the same strange voice that had quelled the mutiny on the John, that had awed the men of Kirkcudbright.
RICHARD CARVEL, COMPLETEWINSTON CHURCHILL
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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