Definition of Tranquillize

1. Verb. Make calm or still. "The performance is likely to tranquillize Sue"; "Quiet the dragons of worry and fear"




2. Verb. Cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to. "The patient must be sedated before the operation"
Exact synonyms: Calm, Sedate, Tranquilize, Tranquillise
Generic synonyms: Affect
Specialized synonyms: Hypnotise, Hypnotize, Mesmerise, Mesmerize
Derivative terms: Calm, Sedation, Sedative, Tranquilizer, Tranquilliser, Tranquillizer
Antonyms: Stimulate

Definition of Tranquillize

1. Verb. (alternative spelling of tranquilize) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tranquillize

1. [v -LIZED, -LIZING, -LIZES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tranquillize

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tranquilizes
tranquilizing
tranquilizingly
tranquiller
tranquillest
tranquillisation
tranquillise
tranquilliser
tranquillisers
tranquillising agent
tranquillities
tranquillity
tranquillityite
tranquillization
tranquillize (current term)
tranquillized
tranquillizer
tranquillizers
tranquillizes
tranquillizing
tranquillizingly
tranquilly
tranquilness
tranquilnesses
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trans-3-chloroacrylic acid dehalogenase
trans-4-coumaroyl esterase

Literary usage of Tranquillize

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1. Historical Memoirs of My Own Time by Nathaniel William Wraxall (1815)
"... the consciousness of all India being speedily subjected to their rapacious hands, by no means tended to reconcile, or to tranquillize the public mind. ..."

2. The Scottish chiefs. Revised by Jane Porter (1862)
"... uttered with augmented fervour by the aged petitioner :— people gave their response, all tended to tranquillize his mind into л huly calm. ..."

3. A new dictionary of the English language by Charles Richardson (1839)
"АР-PEASE, v. To satisfy, to content ; -ER. to pacify, bring or restore to peace -ABLE.* or quiet; to quiet, to calm, to -MENT.t assuage, to tranquillize. ..."

4. Tour in England, Ireland, and France: In the Years 1826, 1827, 1828, and by Hermann Pückler-Muskau (1833)
"... for my sake, and tranquillize your mind as much as you can by the aid of that wondrous self-controling strength with which the Creator has endowed it. ..."

5. The History of the Late Grand Insurrection, Or, Struggle for Liberty in Ireland by Alexander Stephens (1805)
"... and the regrets of equal rights; to soften the discordance of religious differences, and tranquillize the irritated phrenzy of popular discontents. ..."

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