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Forceful ActionPlay
Often implies a decisive or forceful end to a conflict or disorder. SlideThe troops were called to quell the riot.
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Authority UsagePlay
Typically used to describe actions by those in power, like governments or police. SlideAuthorities moved swiftly to quell the protests.
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Negative EmotionPlay
May carry a negative connotation, suggesting oppressive measures. SlideThe regime quelled dissent without mercy.