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sɪˈdeɪtse·date

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sedate

    That is calm which is free from disturbance or agitation; in the physical sense, free from violent motion or action; in the mental or spiritual realm, free from excited or disturbing emotion or passion. We speak of a calm sea, a placid lake, a serene sky, a still night, a quiet day, a quiet home. We speak, also, of "still waters," "smooth sailing," which are different modes of expressing freedom from manifest agitation. Of mental conditions, one is calm who triumphs over a tendency to excitement; cool, if he scarcely feels the tendency. One may be calm by the very reaction from excitement, or by the oppression of overpowering emotion, as we speak of the calmness of despair. One is composed who has subdued excited feeling; he is collected when he has every thought, feeling, or perception awake and at command. Tranquil refers to a present state, placid, to a prevailing tendency. We speak of a tranquil mind, a placid disposition. The serene spirit dwells as if in the clear upper air, above all storm and shadow.

    The star of the unconquered will,
    He rises in my breast,
    Serene, and resolute, and still,
    And calm, and self-possessed.

    Longfellow Light of Stars st. 7.

    Synonyms:
    calm, collected, composed, cool, dispassionate, imperturbable, peaceful, placid, quiet, self-possessed, serene, smooth, still, tranquil, undisturbed, unruffled

    Antonyms:
    agitated, boisterous, disturbed, excited, fierce, frantic, frenzied, furious, heated, passionate, raging, roused, ruffled, stormy, turbulent, violent, wild, wrathful

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sedate

    Synonyms:
    sober, demure, serious, calm, thoughtful, grave, settled, composed, unimpassioned, serene, passive, quiet

    Antonyms:
    flighty, frolicsome, indiscreet, unsedate, ruffled, agitated, disturbed

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sedate, staidadjective

    characterized by dignity and propriety

    Synonyms:
    grave, staid, solemn, sober

    Antonyms:
    frivolous, indecorous, indelicate, perk up, arouse, stimulate, energize, brace, energise

  2. grave, sedate, sober, solemnverb

    dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises

    "a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn promise"; "the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence"

    Synonyms:
    severe, sober, serious, somber, earnest, sincere, dangerous, staid, unplayful, weighty, grave, grievous, drab, life-threatening, solemn, heavy, sombre

    Antonyms:
    indecorous, indelicate, frivolous, energise, perk up, energize, stimulate, arouse, brace

  3. sedate, calm, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquilliseverb

    cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to

    "The patient must be sedated before the operation"

    Synonyms:
    tranquilize, tranquillize, becalm, tranquillise, still, chill out, quiet, cool off, cool it, simmer down, steady, settle down, calm, lull, calm down, quieten

    Antonyms:
    frivolous, indelicate, indecorous, brace, arouse, energize, energise, stimulate, perk up

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sedateadjective

    Synonyms:
    calm, composed, collected, quiet, placid, serene, tranquil, still, unruffled, undisturbed, settled, imperturbable, sober, serious, staid, cool, philosophical

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sedateadjective

    Synonyms:
    staid, demure, imperturbable, composed, calm

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How to use sedate in a sentence?

  1. Rick Stanton:

    There was no scientific knowledge of anyone being sedated underwater, if you sedate anyone in the hospital, they are completely monitored and intubated and have resuscitation teams all around them.

  2. Planckendael Zoo:

    After two attempts to sedate the lioness we had to put the animal to sleep with a shot.


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