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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. quell

    extinguish, destroy, crush, reduce, allay, stifle, quiet, pacify, quench, repress, suppress, calm, put out, subdue, quench, overpower

    foster, excite, fan, aggravate, stir, irritate, disturb, raise, inflame

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  1. squelch, quell, quenchverb

    suppress or crush completely

    "squelch any sign of dissent"; "quench a rebellion"

    blow out, squelch, stay, quench, allay, crush, assuage, appease, splosh, squeeze, snuff out, slake, extinguish, mash, squish, squash, slop, splash, slosh

  2. quell, stay, appeaseverb

    overcome or allay

    "quell my hunger"

    conciliate, last out, delay, bide, stick, squelch, lenify, stay, placate, gentle, abide, ride out, gruntle, persist, mollify, rest, appease, pacify, assuage, stick around, propitiate, stay on, stay put, quench, remain, outride, continue, detain

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  1. quellverb

    subdue, suppress, crush, reduce, overcome

  2. quellverb

    repress, restrain, check, smother, curb, bridle, lay, rein in

  3. quellverb

    quiet, calm, still, compose, lull, hush, tranquillize, pacify

  4. quellverb

    moderate, assuage, mitigate, allay, appease, alleviate, mollify, soften, dull, soothe, blunt, deaden

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. quellverb

    subdue, suppress, crush, quash

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "quell":

    suppress, stifle, repress, suffocate

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  1. Martinez Rosas:

    What is happening in Texas is a deliberate attack by far-right politicians who will do anything to quell Black, brown, immigrant, and LGBTQ communities both in Texas and other Republican-controlled states across the country.

  2. Johannes Hahn:

    This shows our very strong engagement to accompany you in your reform efforts and to turn your EU integration perspective into reality, start work as soon as possible, do not lose a single day: produce results to quell all doubts.

  3. Tim Steffen:

    This is typically when we receive a lot of our precipitation during the year, and winter, so it's very important that we have a good monsoon season because it does help quell some of the drought problems.

  4. Johannes Hahn:

    Start work as soon as possible, do not lose a single day: produce results to quell all doubts.

  5. Lori Lightfoot:

    We are going to take significant, swift action to quell any issues, [Saturday night] there were a large number of children that were down at Millennium Park. We followed the protocols that we put in place from the summer of 2020. When it was time for them to leave the park, we made sure they left the park without incident.

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