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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 se·date /sɪˈdet/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 se·date /sɪˈdet/ 及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Se·date a.  Undisturbed by passion or caprice; calm; tranquil; serene; not passionate or giddy; composed; staid; as, a sedate soul, mind, or temper.
    Disputation carries away the mind from that calm and sedate temper which is so necessary to contemplate truth.   --I. Watts.
 Whatsoever we feel and know
 Too sedate for outward show.   --Wordsworth.
 Syn: -- Settled; composed; calm; quiet; tranquil; still; serene; unruffled; undisturbed; contemplative; sober; serious.
 -- Se*date*ly, adv. -- Se*date*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: characterized by dignity and propriety [syn: staid]
      2: dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to
         keeping promises; "a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet
         sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn promise";
         "the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence" [syn: grave,
          sober, solemn]
      v : cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to;
          "The patient must be sedated before the operation" [syn:
          calm, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise]
          [ant: stimulate]