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so·ber

 (sō′bər)
adj. so·ber·er, so·ber·est
1. Not intoxicated or affected by the use of alcohol or drugs.
2. Abstaining from or habitually abstemious in the use of alcoholic drink or other intoxicants: a former addict who has been sober for 10 years.
3. Straightforward and serious; not exaggerated, emotional, or silly: gave a sober assessment of the situation.
4. Serious or staid in character or conduct: Sober people refrained from making a judgment until all the facts came out. See Synonyms at serious.
5. Plain or subdued, as in decoration: sober attire.
tr. & intr.v. so·bered, so·ber·ing, so·bers
To make or become sober: "He could not be dissuaded and set off again on his foolish way while we headed north, saddened and sobered by his recklessness, and by the waste of his hours" (Rick Bass).
Phrasal Verb:
sober up
1. To make or become free from intoxication: sobered herself up after the party; tried to sober up with coffee.
2. To make or become free from habitual intoxication: He has been trying to sober up for years.

[Middle English sobre, temperate, not inebriated, from Old French, from Latin sōbrius; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots.]

so′ber·ly adv.
so′ber·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.sober up - become sober after excessive alcohol consumption; "Keep him in bed until he sobers up"
become, get, go - enter or assume a certain state or condition; "He became annoyed when he heard the bad news"; "It must be getting more serious"; "her face went red with anger"; "She went into ecstasy"; "Get going!"
2.sober up - become more realistic; "After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up"
become, get, go - enter or assume a certain state or condition; "He became annoyed when he heard the bad news"; "It must be getting more serious"; "her face went red with anger"; "She went into ecstasy"; "Get going!"
Translations
يُصْبِحُ أكْثَر تَعَقُّلا
vystřízlivět
blive ædru
kijózanodik
láta renna af sér
vytriezvieť
ayılmak

w>sober up

vt sep (lit)nüchtern machen; (fig)zur Vernunft bringen
vi (lit)nüchtern werden; (fig)ruhiger werden; (after laughing, joking etc) → sich beruhigen

sober

(ˈsəubə) adjective
1. not drunk. He was still sober when he left.
2. serious in mind. a sober mood.
3. (of colour) not bright. She wore a sober (grey) dress.
4. moderate; not overdone or too emotional. His account of the accident was factual and sober.
ˈsobering adjective
a sobering experience/thought.
ˈsoberly adverb
ˈsoberness noun
the quality which a thing, person etc has when sober. soberness of mind.
sober up
to make or become (more) sober.
References in classic literature ?
Suppose you yourself go and sober up, for I know that the other day you went to visit a woman, and that you got drunk with her on two grivenniks.
If the station were to close, thousands of drunk or high people would be left to sober up on their own in public places, arrested by local police, or rushed to the nearest hospital emergency room, according to Willamette Family Inc.
Never sober up," said the sober one on stage, as if the circus was beginning to get to him after all these years.