To cause to become silent
Ten grains taken at bedtime will often give sleep, cause free diaphoresis and quieten the entire nervous system in such cases.
Games that don't require any special organizing can be great for using as a fall-back, should the festivities quieten.
In prayer we quieten the hubbub of the day and hear a deeper part of ourselves instead.
quieten for a moment, we'd be finished up in no time and he'd get his milk.
quieten the crowd was the first thing I wanted to do - and I thought we did that very professionally.