Definition of Sedate

1. Verb. Cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to. "The patient must be sedated before the operation"

Exact synonyms: Calm, Tranquilize, Tranquillise, Tranquillize
Generic synonyms: Affect
Specialized synonyms: Hypnotise, Hypnotize, Mesmerise, Mesmerize
Derivative terms: Calm, Sedation, Sedative, Tranquilizer, Tranquilliser, Tranquillizer
Antonyms: Stimulate



2. Adjective. Characterized by dignity and propriety.
Exact synonyms: Staid
Similar to: Decorous
Derivative terms: Sedateness, Staidness

3. Adjective. Dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises. "The judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence"
Exact synonyms: Grave, Sober, Solemn
Similar to: Serious
Derivative terms: Graveness, Gravity, Sedateness, Soberness, Solemness, Solemnity, Solemnity

Definition of Sedate

1. a. Undisturbed by passion or caprice; calm; tranquil; serene; not passionate or giddy; composed; staid; as, a sedate soul, mind, or temper.

Definition of Sedate

1. Adjective. in a composed and temperate state. ¹

2. Verb. to tranquilize by giving a sedative; to calm; to soothe; to induce sleep. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sedate

1. calm [adj -DATER, -DATEST] : SEDATELY [adv] / to administer a sedative to [v -DATED, -DATING, -DATES] - See also: calm

Medical Definition of Sedate

1. To bring under the influence of a sedative. Origin: L. Sedatus; see sedation (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sedate

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security system
security theater
security through obscurity
securocrat
securocrats
secus
sed
sed rate
sedan
sedan chair
sedan chairs
sedanlike
sedans
sedarim
sedate (current term)
sedated
sedately
sedateness
sedatenesses
sedater
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sedatest
sedating
sedation
sedations
sedative
sedative-hypnotic
sedative-hypnotic drug
sedative drug

Literary usage of Sedate

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

1. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1826)
"sedate, in Latin ... and the fixedness of the purpose internally : composed is opposed to ruffled or hurried, sedate to buoyant or volatile. ..."

2. English Synonymes: With Copious Illustrations and Explanations. Drawn from by George Crabb (1863)
"... A sedate tarrago ti becoming in youth who arc engaged in serious concerne ... with the serious night, And contemplation, her sedate compeer. ..."

3. A Journal of the Proceedings in Georgia, Beginning October 20, 1737: By by William Stephens (1906)
"... from J"ne myself, and others in these Parts; all which I charged Mr. George Currie with the Care of, whom I always had looked upon as a sedate, ..."

4. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic (1896)
"The doctor held the thing up to the light, and, scrutinizing it through his spectacles, nodded his head in sedate approval. A grim smile curled in his beard ..."

5. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic (1896)
"The doctor held the thing up to the light, and, scrutinizing it through his spectacles, nodded his head in sedate approval. A grim smile curled in his beard ..."

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