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Definition of the verb quieten
What does quieten mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: quietened | quietening | quietens
- become quiet or quieter
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] Bill dried the clothes [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] The clothes dried wrinkled [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] with [Instrument] Tony broke the piggy bank open with a hammer [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] Tony broke the glass to pieces [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument] Tony broke the glass to pieces with a hammer [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument] Bill dried the clothes with a hairdryer [Instrument] [Verb] [Patient] The hairdryer dried the clothes [Patient] [Verb] The clothes dried | The roses bloomed [Patient] [Verb] [Adjective] Piggy banks break open [Patient] [Verb] [Adjective] with [Instrument] Piggy banks break open with a hammer [Patient] [Verb] [Adverb] Copper rods bend easily | Cotton clothes dry easily | Crystal vases break easily | Idaho potatoes bake beautifully [Patient] [Verb] to / into [Oblique, state] Glasses break to pieces [Patient] [Verb] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument] Glasses break to pieces with a rock
Verbs of Change of State (with the same syntax): abase, abate, abbreviate, abrade, abridge, accelerate, acetify, acidify, activate, advance, age, agglomerate, air, alkalify, alter, ameliorate, americanize, amplify, anesthetize, anglicize, animate, apostatize, atomize, attenuate, augment, awake, awaken, balance, beautify, bedew, bifurcate, bisect, blacken, blast, bleach, bloody, blunt, blur, bolshevize, botch, brighten, broaden, burn, burst, calcify, capacitate, capsize, caramelize, carbonize, castrate, categorize, catholicize, cauterize, change, char, cheapen, chill, chlorinate, christianize, circumcise, civilize, clean, clear, clog, close, clouded, coagulate, coarsen, collapse, collect, commercialize, compress, condense, constrict, constringe, construct, contract, cool, correct, corrode, corrugate, corrupt, cremate, crimson, crisp, crumble, crystallize, curdle, dampen, darken, de-escalate, deafen, decelerate, decentralize, decrease, deepen, deflate, defrost, degenerate, degrade, dehumidify, dehydrate, demagnetize, demobilize, democratize, depressurize, desalinate, desiccate, destabilize, deteriorate, detonate, devalue, diffract, diffuse, dilate, dilute, dim, diminish, dirty, disintegrate, dislocate, disorganize, disperse, dissipate, dissolve, diversify, divide, domesticate, double, drain, dry, dull, ease, effeminate, emaciate, emasculate, embitter, embrocate, empty, emulsify, energize, enhance, enlarge, equalize, equilibrate, eternalize, europeanize, evaporate, even, expand, explode, fade, famish, fatten, federate, feminize, fertilize, fill, firm, flatten, flood, fossilize, fray, freeze, freshen, frost, fructify, fuse, gasify, gelatinize, gladden, granulate, gray, grow, halt, harden, harmonize, hasten, heal, heat, heighten, humidify, hush, hybridize, hydrogenate, ignite, improve, incinerate, increase, incubate, inflate, intensify, invert, iodize, ionize, kindle, laminate, lengthen, lessen, level, levitate, light, lighten, lignify, liquefy, loop, loose, loosen, macerate, magnetize, magnify, mature, mechanize, mellow, melt, mineralize, mobilize, moderate, modernize, modulate, moisten, motorize, muddy, multiply, mute, narrow, nasalize, nationalize, naturalize, neutralize, nitrify, normalize, objectify, obscure, open, operate, ossify, overturn, oxidize, pale, paralyze, pasteurize, perfect, petrify, polarize, polymerize, pop, popularize, proliferate, propagate, publicize, pulverize, purify, purple, putrefy, quadruple, quicken, quiet, rarefy, reanimate, redden, regularize, rekindle, reopen, reproduce, resuscitate, reverse, revive, ripen, roughen, rupture, saponify, scorch, sear, secularize, sharpen, short, short-circuit, shorten, shrink, shrivel, shush, shut, sicken, silence, silver, singe, sink, slack, slacken, slim, slow, smooth, soak, sober, soften, solidify, sour, sovietize, sprout, stabilize, standardize, steady, steep, steepen, sterilize, stiffen, stratify, strengthen, submerge, subside, sunburn, sweeten, tame, tan, taper, tauten, tense, thaw, thicken, thin, tighten, tilt, tire, topple, toughen, tousle, tranquilize, treble, triple, ulcerate, unionize, urbanize, vaporize, vary, ventilate, vibrate, vitrify, volatilize, vulcanize, wake, waken, warm, weaken, westernize, wet, whiten, widen, worsen, yellow.
- lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
- synonyms of quieten: hush / pipe down / quiesce / quiet / quiet down
- antonym of quieten: louden
- more generic term: change intensity = increase or decrease in intensity
- make calm or still
- syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
- lexical domain: Emotions - verbs of feeling
- synonyms of quieten: calm / calm down / lull / quiet / still / tranquilize / tranquillise / tranquillize
- more generic words: comfort / console / solace / soothe = give moral or emotional strength to
- more specific words:
- cause to be quiet or not talk
- syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
- lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
- synonyms of quieten: hush / hush up / shut up / silence / still
- antonym of quieten: louden
- more generic terms: conquer / stamp down / subdue / suppress = bring under control by force or authority
- more specific terms:
- cause: hush
Alternative definition of the verb quieten
- [transitive] To make quiet.
- [intransitive] To become quiet.
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by Fellow of the British Academy and Senior Research Fellow Jeremy Butterfield, Jeremy Butterfield
quiet, quieten. As a verb, quiet has been used transitively (with an object) since the 16c in the meaning 'to make (someone or something) quiet', and is still in use in this sense: The ...
The Classic First Edition by H. W. Fowler, David Crystal
QUERULOUS QUIETEN be better (see -IST, & cf. accompanyist), but g. seems established. querulous. Pronounce -róó-. query, wb. For inflexions see VERBs IN -IE &c., 6. question. 1. For LEADING QUESTION, see that article. 2. For previous ...
English-Cheyenne Dictionary (1915)
by Rodolphe Charles Petter
-oano- and -oan- =to subside, quieten, let down from; eoanhozeoeoz , one ceases from working; eoanoeoz, one ceases , subsides ; oanosz,c. talking, be quiet; eoanaxane , one is of quiet disposition. See quiet, peaceful. Inf. -en- = stop from, ...
by Martin Manser
quieten 194 quieten v. still, silence, hush, rest, calm, tranquillize ANT. disturb quirk n. peculiarity, idiosyncrasy, eccentricity, mannerism quit . • stop, give up, abandon, resign, go, leave, depart quite adv. 1 fairly, rather, moderately, somewhat 2 ...
by Seth Godin, Lark Productions LLC, Seth Godin Productions
swag, tame; S abate, allay, blunt, chill, peace, quell, quiet, sober, still; 6 becalm , cool it, coolth, deaden, pacify, placid, quench, rebate, sedate, serene, smooth, soothe, steady; 7 appease, assuage, compose, cool off, halcyon, quieten, restful, ...
by Joseph Wright
' 'Tis a right down pity as ye hadn't hed a touch of the fever yerselves, ye howlin' young shrimpgrigs, to quieten ye a bit,' screamed Nance, Son of Marshes Ann. Fishing Vill.
by Bryan A. Garner
quieten. The preferred verb form is quiet, as in the phrase to quiet title. E.g., "The same issue may be presented in other types of litigation such as a suit to quiet title."l "The assignee of an automobile conditional sales contract ...
by Dale Erwin, Tessa Fedele
to quieten v.t. see to quiet. quietly adv. cu ccarma, chiano, ...
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- Quieten Meaning
Video shows what quieten means. To make quiet.. To become quiet.. Quieten Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to say quieten.
- Quieten down Meaning
Video shows what quieten down means. To become quieter. To reduce intensity of an activity.. To make someone or something become quieter.. Quieten down ...
Scrabble value of Q10U1I1E1T1E1N1
The value of this 7-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
Anagrams of QUIETEN
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- QUEEN IT
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