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Princeton's WordNet

  1. squelch, quell, quench(verb)

    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, appease(verb)

    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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. quell(v. a.)

    subdue, suppress, crush, reduce, overcome

  2. quell(v. a.)

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

  3. quell(v. a.)

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

  4. quell(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. quell(v)

    subdue, suppress, crush, quash

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "quell":

    suppress, stifle, repress, suffocate

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  1. Peter Downing:

    If Justin Trudeau wants to quell Western separation sentiment he needs to declare the Trans Mountain expansion in the national interest, everything else is window dressing.

  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. Officer Garrett Swasey:

    There was no way any of us could have kept Officer Garrett Swasey here, officer Garrett Swasey was always willing to go... Officer Garrett Swasey had an enthusiasm that was hard to quell.

  4. Brad Karkkainen:

    You can't assume that every project that gets an EA is ultimately approved, but the vast majority are. And beyond that, most of the 250 or so( per year) that get full-scale EISs also go through, albeit sometimes with modifications to mitigate environmental harms and/or to quell political opposition.

  5. Johannes Hahn:

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

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