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se·date 1

 (sĭ-dāt′)
adj.
Serenely deliberate, composed, and dignified in character or manner.

[Latin sēdātus, past participle of sēdāre, to settle, calm; see sed- in Indo-European roots.]

se·date′ly adv.
se·date′ness n.

se·date 2

 (sĭ-dāt′)
tr.v. se·dat·ed, se·dat·ing, se·dates
To administer a sedative to (a person or animal); calm by means of a sedative drug.

[Back-formation from sedative and sedation.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.sedately - in a sedate manner
Translations
بِرَزانَه، بِرَصانَه
rozvážně
adstadigt
rólega
ağırbaşlılıkla

sedately

[sɪˈdeɪtlɪ] ADVseriamente, formalmente

sedately

[sɪˈdeɪtli] adv
[dressed, furnished] → sagement
(= slowly) [walk, move, journey] → tranquillement

sedately

adv
(= gently)gemessen, ruhig; he pulled sedately out of the drivewayer fuhr gemächlich aus der Auffahrt heraus
(= conservatively) dressed, furnishedgediegen

sedately

[sɪˈdeɪtlɪ] advin modo posato

sedate1

(siˈdeit) adjective
calm, serious and dignified. a sedate, middle-aged woman.
seˈdately adverb
seˈdateness noun
References in classic literature ?
At one time they must have been full of good old slow West Indiamen of the square-stern type, that took their captivity, one imagines, as stolidly as they had faced the buffeting of the waves with their blunt, honest bows, and disgorged sugar, rum, molasses, coffee, or logwood sedately with their own winch and tackle.
He added, more sedately, "Do you know one thing, Captain--"
I could imagine her sedately busy among her pots and pans, making a ritual of her household duties, so that they acquired a moral significance; I did not suppose that she was clever or could ever be amusing, but there was something in her grave intentness which excited my interest.
A rough-coated Irish terrier entered at a sedate walk, sedately walked forward to the centre, nearly to the footlights, and faced the leader of the orchestra.
She threw changing glances at men who passed her, giving smiling invitations to men of rural or untaught pattern and usually seeming sedately unconscious of the men with a metropolitan seal upon their faces.
It was funny to see the look the three tall lads cast at the little person sedately threading a needle with green silk.
Sparsit sedately resumed her work and occasionally gave a small cough, which sounded like the cough of conscious strength and forbearance.
When in the evening he came home from work he got off a streetcar and walked sedately along behind some business man, striving to look very substantial and important.
The ship drew on and had safely passed the strait, which some volcanic shock has made between the Calasareigne and Jaros islands; had doubled Pomegue, and approached the harbor under topsails, jib, and spanker, but so slowly and sedately that the idlers, with that instinct which is the forerunner of evil, asked one another what misfortune could have happened on board.
His mount was walking sedately when I first perceived them, but the instant that the red man's eyes fell upon us a word to the thoat brought the animal at full charge down upon us.
A greater experience than Philip's would have guessed from these words the probabilities of the encounter: the distinguished writer invited to luncheon en famille, the governess coming in sedately with the two tall girls she was teaching; the introduction:
It was a lesson in propriety to see her escorting the children to school, walking sedately by their side when they were well behaved, and butting them back into line if they strayed.