1. [ verb ] make calm or still
Synonyms: calm quiet still tranquillise tranquillize tranquilize lull calm_down

"quiet the dragons of worry and fear"

Related terms: agitate comfort reassure pacify lull compose hush repose
2. [ verb ] become quiet or quieter
Synonyms: quiet_down quiet pipe_down quiesce hush

"The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"

Related terms: louden change_intensity hush silence
3. [ verb ] cause to be quiet or not talk
Synonyms: silence hush still shut_up hush_up

"Please silence the children in the church!"

Related terms: louden suppress dampen lull gag shush shout_down whitewash hush silence silence muteness hush silencer hush
Similar spelling:   quite_an