Quell meaning

kwĕl
To crush; subdue; put an end to.
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To quell is to stop or quiet something.

An example of quell is to soothe someone’s anger.

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To put down forcibly; suppress.

Police quelled the riot.

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To pacify; quiet.

Finally quelled the children's fears.

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To quiet; allay.
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A killing; murder.
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To subdue, to put down; to silence or force (someone) to submit. [from 10th c.]
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To suppress, to put an end to (something); to extinguish. [from 14th c.]

To quell grief.

To quell the tumult of the soul.

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To die.
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Origin of quell

Old English cwellan (“to kill"). Compare Old Armenian Õ¯Õ¥Õ² (keÅ‚, “sore, ulcer"), Old Church Slavonic жаль (žalÄ­, “pain"), German quälen (“to torment, agonize, smite").