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 for tranquillize
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tranquilize \Tran"quil*ize\, Tranquillize \Tran"quil*lize\, v.
     t. [imp. & p. p. Tranquilizedor Tranquilliized; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Tranquilizingor Tranquillizing.] [Cf. F.
     To render tranquil; to allay when agitated; to compose; to
     make calm and peaceful; as, to tranquilize a state disturbed
     by factions or civil commotions; to tranquilize the mind.
     [1913 Webster]
     Syn: To quiet; compose; still; soothe; appease; calm; pacify.
          [1913 Webster] Tranquilizer

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
           [syn: calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize,
           tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, still]
           [ant: agitate, charge, charge up, commove,
           excite, rouse, turn on]
      2: cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to;
         "The patient must be sedated before the operation" [syn:
         sedate, calm, tranquilize, tranquillize,
         tranquillise] [ant: arouse, brace, energise,
         energize, perk up, stimulate]

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