quell


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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.]

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

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.

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
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

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.

quell

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

quell

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

quell

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

quell

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

quell

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

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).
References in classic literature ?
From the circumstance that great conquerors have great noses, Getius, whose writings antedate the age of humor, calls the nose the organ of quell. It has been observed that one's nose is never so happy as when thrust into the affairs of others, from which some physiologists have drawn the inference that the nose is devoid of the sense of smell.
Inured to Syria's glowing breath, I feel the north breeze chill as death; Let grateful love quell maiden shame, And grant him bliss who brings thee fame.''
"Should a popular insurrection happen in one of the confederate states the others are able to quell it.
While I regarded the terrific animal, and more especially the appearance on its breast, with a feeling or horror and awe -- with a sentiment of forthcoming evil, which I found it impossible to quell by any effort of the reason, I perceived the huge jaws at the extremity of the proboscis suddenly expand themselves, and from them there proceeded a sound so loud and so expressive of wo, that it struck upon my nerves like a knell and as the monster disappeared at the foot of the hill, I fell at once, fainting, to the floor.
As night approached, it proving impossible to quell her insubordination by rebuke or threats of punishment, Master Brackett, the jailer, thought fit to introduce a physician.
And, a still more significant fact, even the national passion for play seemed quelled for the time under the general excitement of the hour.
When I first looked into his face, I perceived that he had got intelligence of the catastrophe; and a foolish notion struck me that his heart was quelled and he prayed, because his lips moved and his gaze was bent on the ground.
These civil commotions were constantly fomented by the monarchs of Blefuscu; and when they were quelled, the exiles always fled for refuge to that empire.
Even in this condition, his merry spirit was not entirely quelled, and he summoned up a feeble laugh at the alarm and anxiety of those who came to his relief.
"I say so," he continued desperately, "because the Bourbons fled from the Revolution leaving the people to anarchy, and Napoleon alone understood the Revolution and quelled it, and so for the general good, he could not stop short for the sake of one man's life."
Now Rose considered this her special kingdom, and came down upon the invaders with an energy which amazed them and quelled the riot at once.
His noble spirit will not be quelled until he either slays or is slain; or until he hears the voice of the shepherd, that is, reason, bidding his dog bark no more.