Quieten



[kwahy-i-tn] /ˈkwaɪ ɪ tn/ Chiefly British

verb (used without object)
1.
to become (often followed by down).
verb (used with object)
2.
to make .
/ˈkwaɪətən/
verb (mainly Brit)
1.
(often foll by down) to make or become calm, silent, etc; pacify or become peaceful
2.
(transitive) to allay (fear, doubts, etc)
v.

1828, “to make quiet;” 1890, “to become quiet,” from quiet (adj.) + -en (1).

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