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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 (2015)

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 ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2010)

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 ...

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 previewDictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms (1998)

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 ...

Google previewSimon & Schuster Super Crossword Puzzle Dictionary And Reference Book (1999)

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, ...

Google previewThe English Dialect Dictionary: R-S (1904)

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.

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage (2001)

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 ...

Google previewDictionary: English-Neapolitan; Neapolitan-English (2014)

by Dale Erwin, Tessa Fedele

to quieten v.t. see to quiet. quietly adv. cu ccarma, chiano, ...

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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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