[ US /ˈkwɛɫ/ ]
[ UK /kwˈɛl/ ]
VERB
  1. overcome or allay
    quell my hunger
  2. suppress or crush completely
    quench a rebellion
    squelch any sign of dissent
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How To Use quell In A Sentence

  • We must remember that the prime motive for Housmann's boulevards and circuses was to ensure that a strategically placed cannon could fire down many streets, quelling the citizens who were periodically disposed to revolution.
  • This link is sort of off-topic but really not, as it's yet another case (as in the present one) of the media doing their level best to shout down "the critics" -- the nattering nabobs of negativism -- and then, years later, admitting that the "gadflies" were right all along, and that what looked like a scam, walked like a scam, and quacked like a scam was -- quelle surprise! Funky math with Mark Larabee (Jack Bog's Blog)
  • Members of the 800th Military Police Brigade had to use lethal force several times to quell prisoner uprisings, the report says.
  • November, Sony Music issued a track called quell rumours that some of Jackson's vocals on the album were "fake". The Guardian World News
  • La justice italienne a à son tour passé l'éponge après avoir maintenu l'ancien militant ultra-nationaliste en prison pendant 19 ans, mais l'a remis en 2000 aux autorités turques qui le réclamaient pour purger deux peines auxquelles il avait été condamné en Turquie, l'une pour une attaque de banque commise dans les années 1970 et l'autre pour le meurtre d'un journaliste turc en 1979. belga/th Mehmet Ali Agca,Pope John Paul II's Would-Be Assassin, embraces the Catholic Faith! IMPORTANT INFO ADDED
  • To quell resistance, air strikes and artillery barrages were called in, largely demolishing the town.
  • Perhaps to quell a rebellion. A Plague of Angels
  • This medicine will quell your sore throat.
  • This device could help to quell consumer anger about the way broadband speeds routinely don't live up to the promises of ISPs. Times, Sunday Times
  • Quando sono ben freddi, si spalma sulla base una confettura a scelta (io preferisco quella di rosa canina perchè ha una consistenza che adoro, tipo una gelatina liquida, in più non è dolce), si appiccica la parte superiore precedentemente spolverizzata di zucchero a velo. Ovis Mollis « Baking History
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