- Make or become quiet and calm: [with object]: her mother was trying to quieten her things seemed to have quietened downMore example sentences
silence, make quieter, hush, shush, quiet, still• informal shut upquieten down, grow silent, shush, hold one's tongue• informal shut up, clam up, shut it, pipe down, shut one's mouth/face/trap, put a sock in it, button one's lip, button it, cut the cackleBritish • informal wrap upNorth American • informal save itcalm down, pacify, soothe, subdue, tranquillize, cool, content, silence, relax, comfort, composeallay, appease, assuage, mollify, palliate, ease, lessen, reduce, abate, mitigate, moderate, stifle, dull, deaden, lull, temper, subjugate, repress, quell, quash, overcome, rise above
- When storms are brewing, he speaks, and quietens the waters.
- Perhaps the hot weather quietens everything - so much so that it is not easy to remember that the canal was once a bustling and live channel.
- It is quietening down and people are getting off the street.