Definition of Tranquillise
1. Verb. Make calm or still. "The performance is likely to tranquillise Sue"; "Quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
Specialized synonyms: Lull, Compose, Appease, Assuage, Conciliate, Gentle, Gruntle, Lenify, Mollify, Pacify, Placate, Assure, Reassure
Generic synonyms: Comfort, Console, Solace, Soothe
Derivative terms: Lull, Quiet, Still, Tranquilizer
2. Verb. Cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to. "The patient must be sedated before the operation"
Generic synonyms: Affect
Specialized synonyms: Hypnotise, Hypnotize, Mesmerise, Mesmerize
Derivative terms: Calm, Sedation, Sedative, Tranquilizer, Tranquilliser, Tranquillizer
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tranquillise
Literary usage of Tranquillise
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Portion of the Journal Kept by Thomas Raikes, Esq., from 1831 to 1847 by Thomas Raikes (1857)
"... facetious style, " that with every wish to tranquillise the mind of an old and much loved friend, he did not think that, in justice to his own family, ..."
2. The Mysteries of the Court of London by George William MacArthur Reynolds (1859)
"Sweetest—dearest Pauline," he murmured in her ears,—" tranquillise yourself, I implore you ! Never —never did 1 love you so ardently—so sincerely—so ..."
3. History of Europe: 1815-1852 by Archibald Alison (1878)
"And this is the measure which is to tranquillise Ireland, and eradicate the poison of faction from the land. 76. " The influence of some great names, ..."
4. The Fortnightly Review (1871)
"In it, the life-long effort to tranquillise his vehement emotions ... In this effort to tranquillise and sweeten life by idealising its vehement ..."