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Past participle: tranquillised
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|Verb||1.||tranquillise - make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"|
lull - calm by deception; "Don't let yourself be lulled into a false state of security"
compose - calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet; "She had to compose herself before she could reply to this terrible insult"
appease, assuage, conciliate, gentle, gruntle, lenify, mollify, pacify, placate - cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify the angry customer"
reassure, assure - cause to feel sure; give reassurance to; "The airline tried to reassure the customers that the planes were safe"
|2.||tranquillise - cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to; "The patient must be sedated before the operation"|
affect - act physically on; have an effect upon; "the medicine affects my heart rate"