quieten

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

verb (used without object)

to become quiet (often followed by down).

verb (used with object)

to make quiet.

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Origin of quieten

First recorded in 1820–30; quiet1 + -en1

OTHER WORDS FROM quieten

qui·et·en·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for quieten

quieten
/ (ˈkwaɪətən) /

verb mainly British

(often foll by down) to make or become calm, silent, etc; pacify or become peaceful
(tr) to allay (fear, doubts, etc)
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