Examples of quieten in a Sentence
the nanny tried to quieten the children with assurances that help was on its way
one young chap was trying to quieten down the group
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In a nuanced and counterintuitive creative choice, the adults’ voices are quietened in the background, which forces viewers to focus on Alex’s words rather than her parents’ assumptions.
Pellegri's goal quickly quietened the Roman crowd, which had saluted Totti before kickoff.
But this will all pass and quieten down – if the Duma would only behave itself –
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First Known Use of quieten
Synonymsbecalm, compose, lull, lullaby, quiet, calm [chiefly British], salve, settle, soothe, still, tranquilize (also tranquillize)
Antonymsagitate, discompose, disquiet, disturb, key (up), perturb, upset, vex
Related Wordsappease, conciliate, hush, mollify, pacify, placate; allay, alleviate, assuage, ease, lay, mitigate, quell, relax, relieve, solace; narcotize, sedate, stupefy
Near Antonymsaggravate, heighten, intensify; arouse, excite, foment, incite, rouse, stir (up), work up
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