Synonyms for sedate

Synonyms for (verb) sedate

Synonyms: calm, sedate, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize

Definition: cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to

Usage: The patient must be sedated before the operation

Similar words: affect

Definition: act physically on; have an effect upon

Usage: the medicine affects my heart rate

Synonyms for (adjective) sedate

Synonyms: sedate, staid

Definition: characterized by dignity and propriety

Similar words: decorous

Definition: characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct

Usage: the tete-a-tete was decorous in the extreme


Synonyms: sober, solemn, sedate, grave

Definition: dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises

Usage: 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 words: serious

Definition: concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities

Usage: a serious student of history; a serious attempt to learn to ski; gave me a serious look; a serious young man; are you serious or joking?; Don't be so serious!