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vb. (alternative spelling of tranquilize English)

  1. v. make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear" [syn: calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, quieten, lull, still] [ant: agitate]

  2. cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to; "The patient must be sedated before the operation" [syn: sedate, calm, tranquilize, tranquillize] [ant: stimulate]

Usage examples of "tranquillise".

The healthy, sunshiny countenance of Karl, let him be ghost or goblin, could not fail to produce somewhat of a tranquillising effect on Teufelsbuerst.

That little helpless, groping, wailing creature was now the Dorcas Brandon, the mistress of the grand old mansion and all its surroundings, who was the heroine of the splendid matrimonial compromise which was about to reconcile a feud, and avert a possible lawsuit, and, for one generation, at least, to tranquillise the troubled annals of the Brandons and Wylders.

Though the words you read are sad and awful, they are also sweet, like funeral music a long way off, and they tranquillise me without making me better, as the harping of David did the troubled and forsaken King Saul.

The time would come when she, tranquillised by middle age, would sacrifice me to her other, safer world.

Fathom accordingly promised to exert himself for that purpose, and returned to the knight, with whom he assumed the merit of having tranquillised the rage of an incensed barbarian, who was now disposed to a reconciliation upon equal terms.

Would the psychiatrist chase after her or worse still send somebody else after her with a straitjacket, some tranquillises and a free ticket to the local funny farm?

Unaided and unsolaced, while the few and waning stars glimmered from their places in the sky, while the sublime stillness of tranquillised Nature stretched around her, she knelt at the altar of death, and raised her soul upward to the great heaven above her, charged with its sacred offering of human grief!