View synonyms for tranquilize


or tran·quil·lize

[ trang-kwuh-lahyz ]

verb (used with or without object)

, tran·quil·ized, tran·quil·iz·ing.
  1. to make or become tranquil.

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Other Words From

  • tranquil·i·zation noun
  • un·tranquil·ize verb (used with object) untranquilized untranquilizing
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Word History and Origins

Origin of tranquilize1

First recorded in 1615–25; tranquil + -ize
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Example Sentences

He did it to tranquilize his conscience, and was surprised to see the door open; but it was Sebastian who stood on the sill.

They lower the pulse, and, by diminishing congestion of the brain, tend to clear and tranquilize the action of the mind.

And his grave and tender rebuke did even more to tranquilize her jealousy than all his caresses had done.

Bathilde, seeing the traces of uneasiness on his good-natured face, tried all she could to tranquilize him.

Now Mr. Carlyle might have given the evasive assurance that there would be plenty left, just to tranquilize her.


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