Definition of Calm down

1. Verb. Become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation. "It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again."

Exact synonyms: Calm, Chill Out, Cool It, Cool Off, Settle Down, Simmer Down
Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn
Derivative terms: Calm



2. Verb. Make calm or still. "The performance is likely to calm down Sue"; "Quiet the dragons of worry and fear"

3. Verb. Become quiet or less intensive. "The fighting lulled for a moment"
Exact synonyms: Lull
Generic synonyms: Hush, Hush Up, Quieten, Shut Up, Silence, Still
Derivative terms: Lull

Definition of Calm down

1. Verb. (intransitive) To become less excited, intense, or angry. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To cause to become less excited, intense, or angry. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Calm Down

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Literary usage of Calm down

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary by Edward Tregear (1891)
"a small, quiet place sheltered from the wind. Cf. malina, a calm, smooth place in the sea ; malie, calm, still, gentle; malili, to calm down, as a storm ..."

2. Counselor's Manual for Relapse Prevention with Chemically Dependent Criminal by Terence T. Gorski, John M. Kelley (1999)
"Centering When you begin a group or an individual session or when you want a patient to calm down and get in touch with thoughts and feelings, ..."

3. Works by Manuel Márquez Sterling, William Makepeace Thackeray, Leslie Stephen, Louise Stanage (1902)
"I should calm down, he was sure—I should calm down, and be of the politics des hommes du monde." Philip could not say to his father, " Sir, ..."

4. The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray by William Makepeace Thackeray, Sir Leslie Stephen (1899)
"I should calm down, he was sure—I should calm down, and be of the politics des hommes du -monde" Philip could not say to his father, " Sir, it is seeing you ..."

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