Definitions

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  • verb Alternative spelling of tranquilize.

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

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

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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

  • 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

  • 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.

    The Austrian Economists:

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

    The Civil War in the US

  • 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

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