Definitions for: Tranquilize


[v] cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to; "The patient must be sedated before the operation"
[v] make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"



Webster (1913) Definition: Tran"quil*ize, Tranquillize Tran"quil*lize, v.
t. [imp. & p. p. Tranquilizedor Tranquilliized; p. pr. &
vb. n. Tranquilizingor Tranquillizing.] [Cf. F.
tranquilliser.]
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.

Syn: To quiet; compose; still; soothe; appease; calm; pacify.

Synonyms: calm, calm, calm down, lull, quiet, quieten, sedate, still, tranquillise, tranquillise, tranquillize, tranquillize

Antonyms: agitate, arouse, brace, charge, charge up, commove, energise, energize, excite, perk up, rouse, stimulate, turn on

See Also: appease, assuage, assure, comfort, compose, conciliate, console, gentle, gruntle, hypnotise, hypnotize, lenify, mesmerise, mesmerize, mollify, pacify, placate, reassure, solace, soothe

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