|1.||[ adjective ] characterized by dignity and propriety|
|2.||[ adjective ] dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises|
|Synonyms:||sober grave solemn|
"a grave God-fearing man" "a quiet sedate nature" "as sober as a judge" "a solemn promise" "the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence"
|3.||[ verb ] cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to|
|Synonyms:||tranquilize tranquillize tranquillise calm|
"The patient must be sedated before the operation"
|Related terms:||stimulate affect hypnotize composure ataractic sedation|