An example of quell is to soothe someone’s anger.
Police quelled the riot.
Finally quelled the children's fears.
To quell grief.
To quell the tumult of the soul.
Her words did nothing to quell the anger boiling within him.
Toying with the necklace, Jessi tried hard to quell her panic.
Various means were tried to quell the rebellion.
He sat up, bloodied and lightheaded, unable to quell the power roiling through him.
8,000 men under Clausel and Decaen guarded the Pyrenean frontier; whilst Lamarque led 10,000 men into La Vendee to quell the insurrection in that quarter.