quell / kwĕl
1. to calm; to quiet
It is a happy thing that time quells the longings of vengeance and hushes the promptings of rage and aversion.
From “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Brontë, 1816 – 1855
2. to suppress; to bring under control forcibly
No tempest or conflagration, however great, is harder to quell than mob carried away by the novelty of power.
Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106 BC – 43 BC