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Adjective: sobering  sow-bu-ring
  1. Tending to make sober or more serious
    "the news had a sobering effect"
Verb: sober  sow-bu(r)
  1. Cause to become sober
    "A sobering thought"
  2. Become more realistic
    "After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up";
    - sober up
  3. Become sober after excessive alcohol consumption
    "Keep him in bed until he sobers up";
    - sober up

See also: serious

Type of: alter, become, change, get, go, modify

Encyclopedia: Sober, Spain