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Definition of Quell


  1. To die.
  2. To be subdued or abated; to yield; to abate.
  3. To take the life of; to kill.
  4. To overpower; to subdue; to put down.
  5. To quiet; to allay; to pacify; to cause to yield or cease; as, to quell grief; to quell the tumult of the soul.
  6. Murder.

Quell Quotations

Machines were, it may be said, the weapon employed by the capitalists to quell the revolt of specialized labor.
Karl Marx

I now bid farewell to the country of my birth - of my passions - of my death; a country whose misfortunes have invoked my sympathies - whose factions I sought to quell - whose intelligence I prompted to a lofty aim - whose freedom has been my fatal dream.
Thomas Francis Meagher

Although you may spend your life killing, You will not exhaust all your foes. But if you quell your own anger, your real enemy will be slain.

We were ordered out to quell an uprising of the Indians, and were out for several days, had numerous skirmishes during which six of the soldiers were killed and several severely wounded.
Calamity Jane

What passions cannot music raise or quell?
John Dryden
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Quell Translations

quell in Afrikaans is onderdruk
quell in Dutch is onderdrukken, smoren, neerslaan
quell in Finnish is tukehduttaa
quell in Norwegian is dempe, undertrykke

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