Transitive Verbs Starting with Q
Quadrate (v. t.) To adjust (a gun) on its carriage; also, to train (a gun) for horizontal firing.
Quadruple (v. t.) To multiply by four; to increase fourfold; to double; to double twice.
Quadruplicate (v. t.) To make fourfold; to double twice; to quadruple.
Quaff (v. t.) To drink with relish; to drink copiously of; to swallow in large draughts.
Quail (v. t.) To cause to fail in spirit or power; to quell; to crush; to subdue.
Quake (v. t.) To cause to quake.
Qualify (v. t.) To make such as is required; to give added or requisite qualities to; to fit, as for a place, office, occupation, or character; to furnish with the knowledge, skill, or other accomplishment necessary for a purpose; to make capable, as of an employment or privilege; to supply with legal power or capacity.
Qualify (v. t.) To give individual quality to; to modulate; to vary; to regulate.
Qualify (v. t.) To reduce from a general, undefined, or comprehensive form, to particular or restricted form; to modify; to limit; to restrict; to restrain; as, to qualify a statement, claim, or proposition.
Qualify (v. t.) Hence, to soften; to abate; to diminish; to assuage; to reduce the strength of, as liquors.
Qualify (v. t.) To soothe; to cure; -- said of persons.
Quandary (v. t.) To bring into a state of uncertainty, perplexity, or difficulty.
Quantity (v. t.) To modify or qualify with respect to quantity; to fix or express the quantity of; to rate.
Quarantine (v. t.) To compel to remain at a distance, or in a given place, without intercourse, when suspected of having contagious disease; to put under, or in, quarantine.
Quarrel (v. t.) To quarrel with.
Quarrel (v. t.) To compel by a quarrel; as, to quarrel a man out of his estate or rights.
Quarry (v. t.) To dig or take from a quarry; as, to quarry marble.
Quarter (v. t.) A division of a town, city, or county; a particular district; a locality; as, the Latin quarter in Paris.
Quarter (v. t.) A small upright timber post, used in partitions; -- in the United States more commonly called stud.
Quarter (v. t.) The fourth part of the distance from one point of the compass to another, being the fourth part of 11! 15', that is, about 2! 49'; -- called also quarter point.
Quarter (v. t.) Proper station; specific place; assigned position; special location.
Quarter (v. t.) A station at which officers and men are posted in battle; -- usually in the plural.
Quarter (v. t.) Place of lodging or temporary residence; shelter; entertainment; -- usually in the plural.
Quarter (v. t.) A station or encampment occupied by troops; a place of lodging for soldiers or officers; as, winter quarters.
Quarter (v. t.) Treatment shown by an enemy; mercy; especially, the act of sparing the life a conquered enemy; a refraining from pushing one's advantage to extremes.
Quarter (v. t.) Friendship; amity; concord.
Quartter (v. t.) To divide into four equal parts.
Quartter (v. t.) To divide; to separate into parts or regions.
Quartter (v. t.) To furnish with shelter or entertainment; to supply with the means of living for a time; especially, to furnish shelter to; as, to quarter soldiers.
Quartter (v. t.) To furnish as a portion; to allot.
Quartter (v. t.) To arrange (different coats of arms) upon one escutcheon, as when a man inherits from both father and mother the right to bear arms.
Quash (v. t.) To abate, annul, overthrow, or make void; as, to quash an indictment.
Quash (v. t.) To beat down, or beat in pieces; to dash forcibly; to crush.
Quash (v. t.) To crush; to subdue; to suppress or extinguish summarily and completely; as, to quash a rebellion.
Quat (v. t.) To satiate; to satisfy.
Quaternion (v. t.) To divide into quaternions, files, or companies.
Quaver (v. t.) To utter with quavers.
Quay (v. t.) To furnish with quays.
Quell (v. t.) To take the life of; to kill.
Quell (v. t.) To overpower; to subdue; to put down.
Quell (v. t.) To quiet; to allay; to pacify; to cause to yield or cease; as, to quell grief; to quell the tumult of the soul.
Quench (v. t.) To extinguish; to overwhelm; to make an end of; -- said of flame and fire, of things burning, and figuratively of sensations and emotions; as, to quench flame; to quench a candle; to quench thirst, love, hate, etc.
Quench (v. t.) To cool suddenly, as heated steel, in tempering.
Querken (v. t.) To stifle or choke.
Querl (v. t.) To twirl; to turn or wind round; to coil; as, to querl a cord, thread, or rope.
Query (v. t.) To put questions about; to elicit by questioning; to inquire into; as, to query the items or the amount; to query the motive or the fact.
Query (v. t.) To address questions to; to examine by questions.
Query (v. t.) To doubt of; to regard with incredulity.
Query (v. t.) To write " query" (qu., qy., or ?) against, as a doubtful spelling, or sense, in a proof. See Quaere.
Question (v. t.) To inquire of by asking questions; to examine by interrogatories; as, to question a witness.
Question (v. t.) To doubt of; to be uncertain of; to query.
Question (v. t.) To raise a question about; to call in question; to make objection to.
Question (v. t.) To talk to; to converse with.
Queue (v. t.) To fasten, as hair, in a queue.
Quickset (v. t.) To plant with living shrubs or trees for a hedge; as, to quickset a ditch.
Quid (v. t.) To drop from the mouth, as food when partially chewed; -- said of horses.
Quiet (v. t.) To stop motion in; to still; to reduce to a state of rest, or of silence.
Quiet (v. t.) To calm; to appease; to pacify; to lull; to allay; to tranquillize; as, to quiet the passions; to quiet clamors or disorders; to quiet pain or grief.
Quill (v. t.) To plaint in small cylindrical ridges, called quillings; as, to quill a ruffle.
Quill (v. t.) To wind on a quill, as thread or yarn.
Quilt (v. t.) To stitch or sew together at frequent intervals, in order to confine in place the several layers of cloth and wadding of which a garment, comforter, etc., may be made; as, to quilt a coat.
Quilt (v. t.) To wad, as a garment, with warm soft material.
Quilt (v. t.) To stitch or sew in
Quintessence (v. t.) To distil or extract as a quintessence; to reduce to a quintessence.
Quintuple (v. t.) To make fivefold, or five times as much or many.
Quip (v. t.) To taunt; to treat with quips.
Quitclaim (v. t.) To release or relinquish a claim to; to release a claim to by deed, without covenants of warranty against adverse and paramount titles.
Quittance (v. t.) Discharge from a debt or an obligation; acquittance.
Quittance (v. t.) Recompense; return; repayment.
Quittance (v. t.) To repay; to requite.
Quiz (v. t.) To puzzle; to banter; to chaff or mock with pretended seriousness of discourse; to make sport of, as by obscure questions.
Quiz (v. t.) To peer at; to eye suspiciously or mockingly.
Quiz (v. t.) To instruct in or by a quiz. See Quiz, n., 4.
Quoit (v. t.) To throw; to pitch.
Quote (v. t.) To cite, as a passage from some author; to name, repeat, or adduce, as a passage from an author or speaker, by way of authority or illustration; as, to quote a passage from Homer.
Quote (v. t.) To cite a passage from; to name as the authority for a statement or an opinion; as, to quote Shakespeare.
Quote (v. t.) To name the current price of.
Quote (v. t.) To notice; to observe; to examine.
Quote (v. t.) To set down, as in writing.
Quoth (v. t.) Said; spoke; uttered; -- used only in the first and third persons in the past tenses, and always followed by its nominative, the word or words said being the object; as, quoth I. quoth he.
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