1 characterized by dignity and propriety [syn: staid]
2 dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises; "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" [syn: grave, sober, solemn] v : cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to; "The patient must be sedated before the operation" [syn: calm, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise] [ant: stimulate]
- Rhymes: -eɪt
- in a composed and temperate state.
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