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Tranquillize   Listen
Tranquillize, Tranquilize  v. t.  (past & past part. tranquilized or tranquillized; pres. part. tranquilizing or tranquillizing)  To render tranquil; to allay when agitated; to compose; to make calm and peaceful; as, to tranquilize a state disturbed by factions or civil commotions; to tranquilize the mind.
Synonyms: To quiet; compose; still; soothe; appease; calm; pacify.

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"Tranquillize" Quotes from Famous Books

... one ray would tranquillize My nerves, my pulses, more than effort can; I'll draw my curtain and consult the skies: These trembling stars at dead of night look wan, Wild, restless, strange, yet cannot be more drear Than this my couch, shared by a ...
— Poems • (AKA Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte) Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell

... these bare and rugged heights. We will not seek to enter yet into the mysteries that you hide. We will tarry here for a while in the open sunlight, where the cool breeze of April stirs the olive-groves outside the Damascus Gate. We will tranquillize our thoughts,—perhaps we may even find them growing clearer and surer,—among the simple cares and pleasures that belong to the life of every day; the life which must have food when it is hungry, and rest ...
— Out-of-Doors in the Holy Land - Impressions of Travel in Body and Spirit • Henry Van Dyke

... a state of agitation that was frightful. Even Fleda's assurances, with all the soothing arts she could bring to bear, were some minutes before they could in any measure tranquillize her. Fleda's own nerves were in no condition to stand another shock, when she left her and went to Hugh's door. But she could get no answer from him, ...
— Queechy, Volume II • Elizabeth Wetherell

Words linked to "Tranquillize" :   pacify, tranquilize, tranquillizer, calm, compose, calm down, assuage, hypnotise, placate, mollify, comfort, affect, soothe, assure, hypnotize, sedate, stimulate, solace, quiet, tranquillise, mesmerise, agitate, still, conciliate, gentle, appease, lenify, lull, mesmerize, gruntle

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