Definitions

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  • v. To render quiet; to soothe. - Geoffrey Chaucer
  • v. To subdue; to tame; to daunt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To render quiet; to soothe.
  • transitive v. To subdue; to tame; to daunt.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To render quiet; soothe.
  • To dishearten; daunt; subdue.

Etymologies

Old French acoyer; ac-, for Latin ad. See coy (Wiktionary)

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