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sedate

verb

1 sedate

Cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to:
— The patient must be sedated before the operation.

synonyms: calm, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize.

Dutch: kalmeren



adjective

1 sedate

Characterized by dignity and propriety.

synonym: staid.

Roget 451: thinking etc. v.; thoughtful, pensive, meditative, reflective, museful, wistful, contemplative, speculative, deliberative, studious, ... show more

2 sedate

Dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises:
— A quiet sedate nature.

synonyms: grave, sober, solemn.

Roget 826: inexcitable, unexcitable; imperturbable; unsusceptible etc. (insensible) 823; unpassionate, dispassionate; cold-blooded, irritable; enduring etc. ... show more

Roget 837: cheerless, joyless, spiritless; uncheerful, uncheery; unlively; unhappy etc. 828; melancholy, dismal, somber, dark, ... show more

Polish: solenny


Moby thesaurus: anesthetize, aristocratic, august, calm, collected, composed, controlled, conventional, cool, courtly, decorous, demure, detached, dignified, dispassionate, dope, drug, earnest, entrance, even-tempered ... show more.

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