HyperDic: tranquillize

English > 2 senses of the word tranquillize:
VERBemotiontranquillize, calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, stillmake calm or still
bodytranquillize, sedate, calm, tranquilize, tranquillisecause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to
English > tranquillize: 2 senses > verb 1, emotion
Meaningmake calm or still.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to tranquillize Sue
Synonymscalm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, still
Narrowercomposecalm (someone, especially oneself)
lullcalm by deception
pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gentle, gruntleCause to be more favorably inclined
reassure, assureCause to feel sure
Broadercomfort, soothe, console, solaceGive moral or emotional strength to
Oppositeagitate, rouse, turn on, charge, commove, excite, charge upCause to be agitated, excited, or roused
Spanishaquietar, callar, calmar, serenar, tranquilizar
Catalanaquietar, asserenar, calmar, tranquil·litzar
English > tranquillize: 2 senses > verb 2, body
MeaningCause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymssedate, calm, tranquilize, tranquillise
Narrowerhypnotize, hypnotise, mesmerize, mesmeriseinduce hypnosis in
Broaderaffectact physically on
Oppositestimulate, arouse, brace, energize, energise, perk upCause to be alert and energetic
Spanishsedar
Catalansedar
Nounstranquillizera drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity

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