Sedate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |sɪˈdeɪt|  American pronunciation of the word sedate
Brit.  |sɪˈdeɪt|  British pronunciation of the word sedate

verb

- cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to(syn: calm, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize)

adjective

- characterized by dignity and propriety (syn: staid)
- dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises(syn: grave, sober, solemn)

Examples

We walked the beach at a sedate pace.

He remained sedate under pressure.

The wedding was rather a sedate occasion.

We continued our walk at a sedate pace.

He was still in shock, and heavily sedated.

The patient must be sedated before the operation

...while American university debates tend to be sedate affairs, their counterparts in Oxford are wholeheartedly rumbustious...

sedate little colonial tribe with its ritual tea parties

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: sedate
he/she/it: sedates
present participle: sedating
past tense: sedated
past participle: sedated
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