verb, chiefly British

Definition of QUIETEN

to free from distress or disturbance <the nanny tried to quieten the children with assurances that help was on its way>
Synonyms becalm, compose, lull, lullaby, quiet, quieten [chiefly British], salve, settle, soothe, still, tranquilize (also tranquillize)
to stop the noise or speech of <one young chap was trying to quieten down the group>
Near Antonyms agitate, stir

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