from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To make tranquil; pacify.
  • intransitive verb To sedate or relieve of anxiety or tension by the administration of a drug.
  • intransitive verb To become tranquil; relax.
  • intransitive verb To have a calming or soothing effect.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To render tranquil or quiet; allay when agitated; compose; make calm or peaceful.
  • Synonyms To quiet, still, soothe, calm, lull, hush.
  • To become tranquil; also, to exert a quieting or calming effect.
  • Also spelled tranquilise, tranquillise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To render tranquil; to allay when agitated; to compose; to make calm and peaceful

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To use a drug to sedate a person or animal.
  • verb To make something or someone tranquil; to pacify or calm.
  • verb intransitive To become tranquil; to relax.
  • verb intransitive To calm down.

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

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


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