Meaning of quell

quell

Pronunciation: (kwel), [key]
  1. to suppress; put an end to; extinguish: The troops quelled the rebellion quickly.
  2. to vanquish; subdue.
  3. to quiet or allay (emotions, anxieties, etc.): The child's mother quelled his fears of the thunder.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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