Mitigate vs Quell - What's the difference?
As a verb mitigate
is to reduce, lessen, or decrease.
As a noun quell is
To reduce, lessen, or decrease.
* 1795 —
* 1813 —
- Measures are pursuing to prevent or mitigate the usual consequences of such outrages, and with the hope of their succeeding at least to avert general hostility.
* 1896 —
- But in yielding to it the retaliation has been mitigated as much as possible, both in its extent and in its character...
* 1901 — , ch 7
- Then they tell us that vaccination will mitigate the disease that it will make it milder.
* 1920 —
- Then I discovered the brilliance of the landscape around was mitigated by blue spectacles.
- The plague had not been kind to him, yet had left him this small furry thing to mitigate his sorrow; and when one is very young, one can find great relief in the lively antics of a black kitten.
* (to reduce or lessen) check, diminish, ease, lighten, mollify, pacify, palliate
* (to reduce or lessen) aggrandize, aggravate, exacerbate, incite, increase, intensify, irritate, worsen
From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) .
(obsolete) To kill.
To subdue, to put down; to silence or force (someone) to submit.
- The nation obeyed the call, rallied round the sovereign, and enabled him to quell the disaffected minority.
To suppress, to put an end to (something); to extinguish.
- Northward marching to quell the sudden revolt.
- to quell grief
- to quell the tumult of the soul
, date=December 13
, author=Mandeep Sanghera
, title=Burnley 1-0 Southampton
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=However, after quelling
Burnley's threat, Southampton failed to build on their growing danger culminating in Tadic's missed penalty.}}
(obsolete) To be subdued or abated; to diminish.
- Winter's wrath begins to quell .
- Yet he did quake and quaver, like to quell .
(etyl) Quelle .