Origin: Its first usage dates back to before 900. It has originated from a Middle English word quellen, which means to kill and from Old English cwellan, which also means to kill.
Meanings of Quell:
1) To repress/curb or to put an end/finish something
2) To crush/suppress
3) To calm
Master’s tip to learn Quell:
Quell can be easily learnt by associating it with the words like hell and yell, as these words rhyme. To make it easier, we can easily quell the hell and the yell. It can also be associated with the word well, due to the similarity in sound, but we cannot quell the storm in the well that easily.
Sentence examples for Quell:
1) The fire in the theatre as quelled. (Verb)
2) Protests in the street were quelled with the help of the military. (Verb)
3) My mother quelled my fears of failing. (Verb)
4) Her fears were not quelled. (Adjective)