Definition of QUELL

to put a stop to (something) by the use of force <the National Guard was called in to help quell the late-night disturbances downtown>
Phrases sit on
to stop the noise or speech of <the principal held up her hand to quell the students so they could hear the urgent announcement>
Near Antonyms agitate, stir

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up quell? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More