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quell

quell

 
pronunciation:
kwel
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: quelled, quelling, quells
definition 1: to overpower or suppress with force; put down; quash.
The police quelled the demonstration.
synonyms:
put down, quash, stifle, suppress
similar words:
choke, conquer, crush, dispel, extinguish, repress, squash, squelch, stamp out, subdue
definition 2: to calm, pacify, or allay.
Her assurances quelled my fears.
synonyms:
allay, calm, pacify, quiet
antonyms:
aggravate, foment
similar words:
alleviate, appease, assuage, dispel, ease, lay to rest, mitigate, satisfy, silence, smooth, soften, soothe, stay, still, subdue