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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 Jeremy Butterfield
quieten. As a verb, quiet has been used transitively (with an object) since the 16c in the meaning 'to make (someone or something)...
The alternative verb quieten appeared (often with down) in the 19c in both transitive and intransitive uses.
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 Henry Watson Fowler
debark, depicture, diminjshment, direful, disgustful, dismission, dissemble, infinitude, necessitarian, quieten. ne'er-do-weel, ne'er-do- well ...
by Thomas Fenby
still, quieten, ease, appease, allay, pacify, soothe, assuage, compose, tranquillize . To CALUMNIATE (».) — defame, detract, scandalize, slander, vilify asperse, accuse, traduce, malign, blacken. To CANCEL («.) — annul, abolish, repeal ...
quiet, pacify, appease, assuage, soothe, compose, calm, still, lull, tranquillize, abate, diminish, mitigate, subdue, destroy, relieve, alleviate, soften, reduce, repress, ease, suppress, restrain, moderate, mollify, palliate, quieten. To Allege (v .) ...
Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years; Founded on the Publications of the English Dialect Society and on a Large Amount of Material Never Before Printed by Joseph Wright
QUIETEN, v. Sc. Irel.
Ab-o'th'-Yate's dictionary (1881)
or, Walmsley Fowt skoomester, put t'gether by th' help o' fause Juddie by Benjamin Brierley
Set mischief agate, or quieten it.
Grammar and Dictionary of the Bobangi Language as Spoken Over a Part of the Upper Congo, West Central Africa (1899)
Comp. and Prepared for the Baptist Missionary Society's Mission in the Congo Independent State by John Whitehead (Baptist missionary.)
to quieten, subdue. Sunga, vt., to assist, be accessory to, aid, be auxiliary to, conduce to, further, help, be instrumental in, promote, minister to, relieve, be subservient to, succour. Sungëlâ, viп., to be adorned, be beautified, ...
Spoken in British Central Africa by David Clement Ruffelle Scott
totola, quieten ; totoza ; as tontola, tontoza. Totola, ku, II., to pick off, pull out ; pull out, as grey hairs (totola imvi) here and there ; totola chitsotso clia m'maso, take out something ...
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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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