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Definition of the verb quieten

What does quieten mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: quietened | quietening | quietens

  1. become quiet or quieter
  2. make calm or still
  3. cause to be quiet or not talk

Alternative definition of the verb quieten


  1. [transitive] To make quiet.
  2. [intransitive] To become quiet.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for quieten

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Google previewFowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2016)

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.

Google previewEnglish-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, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern English Usage (1994)

by Henry Watson Fowler

debark, depicture, diminjshment, direful, disgustful, dismission, dissemble, infinitude, necessitarian, quieten. ne'er-do-weel, ne'er-do- well ...

Google previewDictionary of English Synonyms Alphabetically Classified (1907)

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 ...

Google previewA copious dictionary of English synonymes (1864)

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 .) ...

Google previewThe English Dialect Dictionary (1903)

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.

Google previewAb-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.

Google previewGrammar 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, ...

Google previewA Cyclopaedic Dictionary of the Mang'anja Language (1892)

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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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.

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