quell
[ kwel ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
cwellan ‘kill’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch kwellen and German quälen
Synonyms
  • annihilate
  • conquer
  • crush
  • extinguish
  • overcome
  • quench
  • silence
  • stifle
Antonyms
  • build up
  • compliment
  • encourage
  • help
  • lose
  • praise
  • release
  • start
  • surrender
  • yield
  • begin
Definition
to suppress; put an end to; extinguish
Example
The man was able to quell the fire quickly with minimal damage to the house.
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