AskDefine | Define quieten

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1 become quiet or quieter; "The audience fell silent when the speaker entered" [syn: hush, quiet, quiesce, quiet down, pipe down] [ant: louden]
2 make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear" [syn: calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, lull, still] [ant: agitate]
3 cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children in the church!" [syn: hush, silence, still, shut up, hush up] [ant: louden]

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  1. To make quiet.
  2. To become quiet.


to make quiet
to become quiet
French: se calmer
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