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quell

 (kwĕl)
tr.v. quelled, quell·ing, quells
1. To put down forcibly; suppress: Police quelled the riot.
2. To pacify; quiet: finally quelled the children's fears.

[Middle English quellen, to kill, from Old English cwellan; see gwelə- in Indo-European roots.]
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quell

(kwɛl)
vb (tr)
1. to suppress or beat down (rebellion, disorder, etc); subdue
2. to overcome or allay: to quell pain; to quell grief.
[Old English cwellan to kill; related to Old Saxon quellian, Old High German quellen, Old Norse kvelja to torment]
ˈqueller n
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quell

(kwɛl)

v.t.
1. to suppress; subdue; crush: to quell an uprising.
2. to quiet; allay: to quell a child's fear of thunder.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English cwellan to kill; akin to German quälen to vex, Old Norse kvelja to torment; compare kill1]
quell′a•ble, adj.
quell′er, n.
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quell


Past participle: quelled
Gerund: quelling

Imperative
quell
quell
Present
I quell
you quell
he/she/it quells
we quell
you quell
they quell
Preterite
I quelled
you quelled
he/she/it quelled
we quelled
you quelled
they quelled
Present Continuous
I am quelling
you are quelling
he/she/it is quelling
we are quelling
you are quelling
they are quelling
Present Perfect
I have quelled
you have quelled
he/she/it has quelled
we have quelled
you have quelled
they have quelled
Past Continuous
I was quelling
you were quelling
he/she/it was quelling
we were quelling
you were quelling
they were quelling
Past Perfect
I had quelled
you had quelled
he/she/it had quelled
we had quelled
you had quelled
they had quelled
Future
I will quell
you will quell
he/she/it will quell
we will quell
you will quell
they will quell
Future Perfect
I will have quelled
you will have quelled
he/she/it will have quelled
we will have quelled
you will have quelled
they will have quelled
Future Continuous
I will be quelling
you will be quelling
he/she/it will be quelling
we will be quelling
you will be quelling
they will be quelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been quelling
you have been quelling
he/she/it has been quelling
we have been quelling
you have been quelling
they have been quelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been quelling
you will have been quelling
he/she/it will have been quelling
we will have been quelling
you will have been quelling
they will have been quelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been quelling
you had been quelling
he/she/it had been quelling
we had been quelling
you had been quelling
they had been quelling
Conditional
I would quell
you would quell
he/she/it would quell
we would quell
you would quell
they would quell
Past Conditional
I would have quelled
you would have quelled
he/she/it would have quelled
we would have quelled
you would have quelled
they would have quelled
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.quell - suppress or crush completely; "squelch any sign of dissent"; "quench a rebellion"
conquer, inhibit, stamp down, suppress, subdue, curb - to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
2.quell - overcome or allayquell - overcome or allay; "quell my hunger"
fulfil, fulfill, satisfy, meet, fill - fill or meet a want or need
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quell

verb
2. calm, quiet, silence, moderate, dull, soothe, alleviate, appease, allay, mitigate, assuage, pacify, mollify, deaden He is trying to quell fears of a looming crisis.
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quell

verb
To bring to an end forcibly as if by imposing a heavy weight:
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Translations
يُخْمِد ثَوْرَةًيُزيل المَخاوِف
potlačituklidnit
dæmpestille
elfojt
bæla niîur, kæfasigrast á
apspiestpārvarēt
bastırmakgidermekyatıştırmak

quell

[kwel] VT [+ uprising] → sofocar; [+ opposition] → sobreponerse a, dominar; [+ fears] → desechar
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quell

[ˈkwɛl] vt
[unrest, rebellion, uprising, violence] → réprimer, étouffer
[fears, doubts] → dissiper; [speculation] → mettre fin à
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quell

vt fearbezwingen; passionbändigen, zügeln; riotunterdrücken, niederschlagen; anxietiesüberwinden
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quell

[kwɛl] vt (passion) → reprimere; (fear) → dominare; (rebellion) → soffocare; (attempt) → sventare
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quell

(kwel) verb
1. to put an end to (a rebellion etc) by force.
2. to put an end to, or take away (a person's fears etc).
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