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Quell

Quell Meaning & Definition
Quell Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Quell?

[v] suppress or crush completely; "squelch any sign of dissent"; "quench a rebellion"
[v] overcome or allay; "quell my hunger"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Quell: appease | quench | squelch | stay

Related Terms | Find terms related to Quell:

See Also | conquer | curb | fill | fulfil | fulfill | inhibit | meet | satisfy | stamp down | subdue | suppress

Quell In Webster's Dictionary

\Quell\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Quelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Quelling}.] [See {Quail} to cower.] 1. To die. [Obs.] Yet he did quake and quaver, like to quell. --Spenser. 2. To be subdued or abated; to yield; to abate. [R.] Winter's wrath begins to quell. --Spenser.
\Quell\, v. t. [OE. quellen to kill, AS. cwellan, causative of cwelan to die; akin to OHG. quellen to torment, Icel. kvelja. See {Quail} to cower.] 1. To take the life of; to kill. [Obs.] --Spenser. The ducks cried as [if] men would them quelle. --Chaucer. 2. To overpower; to subdue; to put down. The nation obeyed the call, rallied round the sovereign, and enabled him to quell the disaffected minority. --Macaulay. Northward marching to quell the sudden revolt. --Longfellow. 3. To quiet; to allay; to pacify; to cause to yield or cease; as, to quell grief; to quell the tumult of the soul. Much did his words the gentle lady quell. --Spenser. Syn: to subdue; crush; overpower; reduce; put down; repress; suppress; quiet; allay; calm; pacify.
\Quell\, n. Murder. [Obs.] --Shak.

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