What does the word quell mean?

Usage examples for quell

  1. This riot was occasioned by the severe measures taken by General Traubenberg, in order to quell the insubordination of the army. – The Daughter of the Commandant by Alexksandr Sergeevich Pushkin
  2. Foreign countries can't quell it down, nor rumatiz, nor nothin'. – Samantha at the World's Fair by Marietta Holley
  3. If she would but quell him by one look; leap on board, seize the helm, and assume without a word the command of his men and him; steer them back to Bourne, and sit down beside him with a kiss, as if nothing had happened. – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley