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Verb tranquilize has 2 senses
- calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, still - make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
--1 is one way to comfort, soothe, console, solace
Sam cannot tranquilize Sue
- 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"
--2 is one way to affect
Somebody ----s somebody