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tranquilize

tran·qui·lize (tran·quil·lize)

tranquilize (tranquillize)

 
pronunciation:
traeng kw laIz
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: tranquilized, tranquilizes, tranquilizing
definition: to calm down; relax.
antonyms:
agitate, disquiet
similar words:
allay, calm, gentle, pacify, sedate
derivation: tranquilization (n.)
Word Parts
The word tranquilize contains the following part:
-ize, -ise Greek verb-forming suffix that means to turn into or cause to be
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The suffix -ize , -ise forms transitive verbs from adjectives (civilize ) and nouns (crystallize ). The oldest English verbs ending in -ize were loanwords from Greek (baptize , catechize ).