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verb as in defeat, suppress

verb as in alleviate, calm

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A little history on the SOFA: It was being negotiated after the surge had quelled daily violence to a considerable degree.

The myth of the Orient, and the Orient Express, both facilitated and quelled illusions about foreign cultures.

By 2010, the Nigerian outbreak was finally quelled—for now—by aggressive vaccination campaigns but the damage had been done.

They only spoke to the Tribune in December when their level of frustration could no longer be quelled.

There is a sense of outrage that cannot be quelled, that never goes away.

Are you sufficiently grateful to me for having quelled your matrimonial ardour of two months ago?

In the midst of all this noise and commotion, there was heard a sweet female voice, which quelled it in an instant.

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.

George at once ordered the military to act, and by Thursday morning the riots were quelled.

Riots were frequent in times of scarcity or popular excitement, and often could only be quelled by soldiers.


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On this page you'll find 72 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to quelled, such as: annihilate, subdue, quench, stamp out, crush, and conquer.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.