verb (used with object)
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Origin of quell
SYNONYMS FOR quell ON THESAURUS.COM
OTHER WORDS FROM quellquell·a·ble, adjectivequeller, nounun·quell·a·ble, adjectiveun·quelled, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for quell
The crowds insisted that the law enforcement presence prompted violence instead of quelling it.
They're America's biggest investor and our best chance at quelling Kim Jong Il.
The city authorities were requested to use their influence in quelling the riots but seemed unequal to the emergency.As I Remember|Marian Gouverneur
As for quelling any trouble here, there doesnt seem to be any.Two Boys of the Battleship|Frank V. Webster
Washington now showed his sagacity in quelling the fears of the soldiers regarding their back pay.Comic History of the United States|Bill Nye
She had some difficulty in quelling the tumult that arose when the bell was answered.Cashel Byron's Profession|George Bernard Shaw
In a word, Blanco absolutely failed, as completely as had his predecessors, in quelling the rebellion.Cuba|Arthur D. Hall