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Adjective sedate has 2 senses
  1. sedate, staid - characterized by dignity and propriety
    Antonyms: indecorous, indelicate (indirect, via decorous)
  2. grave, sedate, sober, solemn - 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"
    Antonym: frivolous (indirect, via serious)
Verb sedate has 1 sense
  1. sedate, calm, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise - cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to; "The patient must be sedated before the operation"
    --1 is one way to affect
    Antonyms: stimulate, arouse, brace, energize, energise, perk up
    Derived form: noun sedation2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
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