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SEDATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sedate mean? 

SEDATE (adjective)
  The adjective SEDATE has 2 senses:

1. characterized by dignity and propriety
2. dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises

  Familiarity information: SEDATE used as an adjective is rare.


SEDATE (verb)
  The verb SEDATE has 1 sense:

1. cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to

  Familiarity information: SEDATE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SEDATE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Characterized by dignity and propriety

Synonyms:

staid; sedate

Similar:

decorous (characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct)


Sense 2sedate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises

Synonyms:

grave; solemn; sedate; sober

Context examples:

a grave God-fearing man / a quiet sedate nature / as sober as a judge / a solemn promise / the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence

Similar:

serious (concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities)


SEDATE (verb)


Sense 1sedate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

sedate; tranquilize; tranquillise; tranquillize; calm

Context example:

The patient must be sedated before the operation

Hypernyms (to "sedate" is one way to...):

affect (act physically on; have an effect upon)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "sedate"):

hypnotise; hypnotize; mesmerise; mesmerize (induce hypnosis in)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Antonym:

stimulate (cause to be alert and energetic)


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