Definition of Tranquilize

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




2. Verb. Cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to. "The patient must be sedated before the operation"
Exact synonyms: Calm, Sedate, Tranquillise, Tranquillize
Generic synonyms: Affect
Specialized synonyms: Hypnotise, Hypnotize, Mesmerise, Mesmerize
Derivative terms: Calm, Sedation, Sedative, Tranquilizer, Tranquilliser, Tranquillizer
Antonyms: Stimulate

Definition of Tranquilize

1. v. t. 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.

Definition of Tranquilize

1. Verb. To use a drug to sedate a person or animal. ¹

2. Verb. To make something or someone tranquil; to pacify or calm. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To become tranquil; to relax. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To calm down. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tranquilize

1. [v -LIZED, -LIZING, -LIZES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tranquilize

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Literary usage of Tranquilize

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1. Gnomon of the New Testament: Pointing Out, from the Natural Force of the by Johann Albrecht Bengel (1864)
"Whatever, or in whatever things, our heart .shall condemn us, that we shall be able to tranquilize. Or rather, if you prefer to take ore, because, ..."

2. Rise and Fall of the Irish Nation. by Jonah Barrington (1848)
"... the British Cabinet at length came to a resolution, that " something must be done to tranquilize Ireland." The King was informed of their determination, ..."

3. The Guidebook to the True Secret of the Heart by M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (1976)
"But this is not the way to tranquilize the mind. This will tranquilize your mind at one time, and the next time it will produce nausea. ..."

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