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.
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.
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.''
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.