tranquillise

verb
1. make calm or still
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quiet the dragons of worry and fear

Syn:
calm, ↑calm down, ↑quiet, ↑tranquilize, ↑tranquillize, ↑quieten, ↑lull, ↑still
Ant: ↑agitate (for: ↑calm)
Derivationally related forms: ↑still (for: ↑still), ↑lull (for: ↑lull), ↑tranquilizer (for: ↑tranquilize), ↑quiet (for: ↑quiet)
Hypernyms: ↑comfort, ↑soothe, ↑console, ↑solace
Hyponyms:
lull, ↑compose, ↑pacify, ↑lenify, ↑conciliate, ↑assuage, ↑appease, ↑mollify, ↑placate, ↑gentle, ↑gruntle, ↑reassure, ↑assure
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

2. cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to
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The patient must be sedated before the operation

Syn: ↑sedate, ↑calm, ↑tranquilize, ↑tranquillize
Ant: ↑stimulate (for: ↑sedate)
Derivationally related forms: ↑tranquilliser, ↑tranquillizer (for: ↑tranquillize), ↑tranquilizer (for: ↑tranquilize), ↑calm (for: ↑calm), ↑sedative (for: ↑sedate), ↑sedation (for: ↑sedate)
Hypernyms: ↑affect
Hyponyms: ↑hypnotize, ↑hypnotise, ↑mesmerize, ↑mesmerise
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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tranqˈuillize or tranqˈuillise, or (N American) tranqˈuilize transitive verb
To make tranquil or immobile, esp by sedation
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Main Entry:tranquil

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tranquillise UK [ˈtræŋkwɪlaɪz] US [ˈtræŋkwəˌlaɪz]
a British spelling of tranquillize
Thesaurus: to make someone less nervous or upsetsynonym to perform a medical test, treatment or operationhyponym calm and relaxedsynonym

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  • tranquillise — (Brit.) v. quiet, calm, pacify; become calm; have a calming effect (also tranquillize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tranquillise — tran|quil|lise [ træŋkwə,laız ] a British spelling of tranquilize …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tranquillise — UK [ˈtræŋkwɪlaɪz] / US [ˈtræŋkwəˌlaɪz] tranquillize …   English dictionary

  • tranquillise — [c]/ˈtræŋkwəlaɪz/ (say trangkwuhluyz) verb (tranquillised, tranquillising) –verb (t) 1. to make tranquil. –verb (i) 2. to become tranquil. Also, tranquillize; US, tranquilize. –tranquillisation /ˌtræŋkwəlaɪˈzeɪʃən/ (say .trangkwuhluy zayshuhn),… …   Australian English dictionary

  • tranquillised — tranquillise (Brit.) v. quiet, calm, pacify; become calm; have a calming effect (also tranquillize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tranquillises — tranquillise (Brit.) v. quiet, calm, pacify; become calm; have a calming effect (also tranquillize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tranquillising — tranquillise (Brit.) v. quiet, calm, pacify; become calm; have a calming effect (also tranquillize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tranquilliser — [ trɑ̃kilize ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • 1420 ; du lat. tranquillus → tranquille ♦ Rendre tranquille; délivrer de l inquiétude. ⇒ calmer, rassurer. Cette idée « me console, me tranquillise, et m aide à me résigner » (Rousseau). Pronom.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • tranquillisant — tranquillisant, ante [ trɑ̃kilizɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. et n. m. • 1788; de tranquilliser I ♦ Qui tranquillise. ⇒ rassurant. Propos tranquillisants. II ♦ N. m. (1960; adapt. angl. tranquillizer) Médicament qui agit comme calmant global (⇒ neuroleptique)… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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