Meaning of “quell” in the English Dictionary

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quellverb [ T ]

us /kwel/

to completely stop or end something:

The police were called in to quell the riot.

If you quell doubts, fears, etc., you calm them:

He’s been unable to quell his wife’s suspicions.

(Definition of “quell” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)