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Definition of quiet verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

quiet

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈkwaɪət//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwaɪət//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they quiet
BrE BrE//ˈkwaɪət//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwaɪət//
 
he / she / it quiets
BrE BrE//ˈkwaɪəts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwaɪəts//
 
past simple quieted
BrE BrE//ˈkwaɪətɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwaɪətɪd//
 
past participle quieted
BrE BrE//ˈkwaɪətɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwaɪətɪd//
 
-ing form quieting
BrE BrE//ˈkwaɪətɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwaɪətɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] (especially North American English) to become calmer or less noisy; to make somebody/something calmer or less noisy synonym calm down quiet (down) The demonstrators quieted down when the police arrived. quiet somebody/something (down) He's very good at quieting the kids. Word Origin Middle English (originally as a noun denoting peace as opposed to war): via Old French, based on Latin quies, quiet- ‘repose, quiet’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: quiet