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synonyms for quieten

  • clam
  • dampen
  • deaden
  • dull
  • extinguish
  • gag
  • hush
  • lull
  • muffle
  • mute
  • muzzle
  • overawe
  • quash
  • quell
  • quiet
  • shush
  • soft pedal
  • squelch
  • stifle
  • still
  • subdue
  • suppress
  • tongue-tie
  • choke off
  • clam up
  • close up
  • cool it
  • cut off
  • cut short
  • decrease the volume
  • dry up
  • dumb
  • dummy up
  • hold one's tongue
  • hush one's mouth
  • hush-hush
  • keep it down
  • pipe down
  • quiet down
  • say nothing
  • shut up
  • sit on
  • strike dumb
See also synonyms for: quietened / quietening

antonyms for quieten

MOST RELEVANT
  • agitate
  • allow
  • disturb
  • encourage
  • help
  • irritate
  • let go
  • release
  • start
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How to use quieten in a sentence

Jack, as was natural, first recovered himself, and did all in his power to quieten the hysterical emotion of Dolores.
THE HARLEQUIN OPAL, VOL. 2 (OF 3)FERGUS HUME
One was obliged to walk up and down quickly in order to gradually quieten the pumping lungs.
IN THE FOREIGN LEGIONERWIN ROSEN
Now, just quieten yourself down and tell me all Lyne told you about her, will you, my lad?
THE DAFFODIL MYSTERYEDGAR WALLACE
But that 'ere girth, and layin' him on his side, will quieten the movements of his chest, and jest give him a chance.
INDIAN AND SCOUTF. S. BRERETON
But th' cheerman saw her comin, an' managed to stop it, but it wor noa easy job to quieten her.
YORKSHER PUDDIN'JOHN HARTLEY
Dan knew on what business I had left the ship, and would quieten Roderick's alarm for me.
THE IRON PIRATEMAX PEMBERTON
Marys task was to quieten the country, a task perhaps impossible.
THE MYSTERY OF MARY STUARTANDREW LANG
Lance may, after all, quieten down, and he must have some good qualities.
THE IMPOSTORHAROLD BINDLOSS
Some were for a slight concession, just a sugar-plum to quieten the naughty child, a sacrifice to peace and quietness.
MARY BARTONELIZABETH CLEGHORN GASKELL
We are all full of longings; and the chief blessing of civilization is that it supplies the wherewithal to quieten them.
THE SECRETS OF A KUTTITEEDWARD O. MOUSLEY
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO QUIETEN

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