Definitions

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  • v. Alternative spelling of tranquilize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make calm or still
  • v. cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I had taken refuge in books, hoping to find some news which would tranquillize my own misgivings, and end my wife's fears.

    Excerpt: A Visible Darkness by Michael Gregorio

  • The bower becomes significant, then, as the externalization of this internal, unreachable environment where any kind of reverie is possible; for Kitty, under constant surveillance, the bower represents a winsome retreat that "possessed such a charm over her senses, as constantly to tranquillize her mind and quiet her spirits," a place which she believed "alone could restore her to herself" (193).

    'Pleasure is now, and ought to be, your business': Stealing Sexuality in Jane Austen's _Juvenilia_

  • She will first tranquillize his spirit by soothing remedies. —

    Consolation of Philosophy

  • He saw that she was not yet out of the elusive mood; not yet to be treated presumingly; and he was correspondingly careful to tranquillize her.

    The Woodlanders

  • By the use of small bombs, machine-guns and the milder gases they could “handle” and disperse mass meetings and “tranquillize” insurgent districts in a manner that would have been inconceivable to the street barricade revolutionaries of the later Eighteenth Century.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • Except for the distribution of malignant influenza in Kan-su and Shensi by the Japanese during their efforts to tranquillize North China in 1936, “without proceeding to extremities”, its use was never officially admitted.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • There are plans afoot to tranquillize with Zyprexa any of our kids who show some spunk.

    The Civil War in the US

  • The challenge in democratic societies is to extend the horizons of knowledge and skills by learning to work with others in ways that enhance error-correcting capabilities, rather than fabricating patterns of deception and self-deception to tranquillize, tease, and terrorize the mind into states of helplessness. p.

    As Subtle as it is Profound - The Austrian Economists

  • Henri said what he could to tranquillize her, assuring her that the man should, at any rate, not be killed before her eyes; and this seemed to be sufficient to reassure her.

    La Vend�e

  • She found it, however, impossible to tranquillize her mind, from which she could not expel the remembrance of the late scene with Valancourt, or the consciousness, that she was to see him again, on the morrow.

    The Mysteries of Udolpho

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