Definition of quell:
remain, quash, extinguish, squeeze, gentle, stick around, slosh, splash, squelch, splosh, reduce, gruntle, quench, choke off, put the lid on, mash, suppress, continue, appease, blow out, rest, ride out, check, silence, stay put, slop, squash, squish, stay on, detain, abide, put down, lenify, slake, last out, bide, stick, outride, stay, stop, persist, snuff out, propitiate, delay.
- calm (part of speech: verb)
- pacify (part of speech: verb)
- defeat (part of speech: verb)
A never quite bursting cloud which hung over the entire of Lilly's girlhood was this ever- impending threat which even in its rare execution brought forth no more than a mild and rather sad rebuke from a mild and rather sad father, and yet which was certain to quell any rising rebellion.- "Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl", Fannie Hurst.
- "Molly Bawn", Margaret Wolfe Hamilton.
- "The Emigrant Trail", Geraldine Bonner.