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Synonyms for quell

Synonyms for quell

to bring to an end forcibly as if by imposing a heavy weight

Synonyms for quell

suppress or crush completely

overcome or allay

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Dost thou deem it misery to be endowed with marvellous gifts against which no power nor strength could avail an enemy--misery, to be able to quell the mightiest with a breath--misery, to be as terrible as thou art beautiful?
Indeed he had been known to go so far as to boast that he could utterly quell and subdue the haughtiest beauty by a simple process, which he termed 'eyeing her over;' but it must be added, that neither of this faculty, nor of the power he claimed to have, through the same gift, of vanquishing and heaving down dumb animals, even in a rabid state, had he ever furnished evidence which could be deemed quite satisfactory and conclusive.
Global Banking News-April 14, 2014--Central bank of Japan quells stimulus hopes
Preliminary evidence indicates that a single dose of a drug called ketamine rapidly quells symptoms of major depression for up to 1 week in patients who don't benefit from standard antidepressant medications.
Hayes-Bautista quells fears that California's instate tuition decision will result in providing education at a less expensive rate to a "limitless pool" of illegal-immigrant students.
The agency's decision to ban methyl parathion on many California crops follows years of highly political debate but hardly quells the controversy.
Pfizer is developing a drug that quells hot flashes by targeting the mechanism covered by Rochester's patent.
Zhang, all of the University of Chicago, have discovered that even modestly reducing the air pressure completely quells the rococo exuberance of crashing drops.