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Verb: quieten  kwI-u-t(u)n
Usage: Brit
  1. Become quiet or quieter
    - hush, quiet, quiesce, quiet down, pipe down
     
  2. Make calm or still
    "quieten the dragons of worry and fear";
    - calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize [N. Amer], tranquillize, tranquillise [Brit], lull, still
     
  3. Cause to be quiet or not talk
    "Please quieten the children in the church!";
    - hush, silence, still, shut up, hush up

Derived forms: quietened, quietening, quietens

Type of: change intensity, comfort, conquer, console, curb, inhibit, solace, soothe, stamp down, subdue, suppress

Antonym: louden