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quell

verb

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1 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

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2 to stop the noise or speech of
  • the principal held up her hand to quell the students so they could hear the urgent announcement

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The first known use of quell was in the 13th century

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“Quell.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/quell. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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