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 for sedate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sedate \Se*date"\, a. [L. sedatus, p. p. of sedare, sedatum, to
     allay, calm, causative of sedere to sit. See Sit.]
     Undisturbed by passion or caprice; calm; tranquil; serene;
     not passionate or giddy; composed; staid; as, a sedate soul,
     mind, or temper.
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           Disputation carries away the mind from that calm and
           sedate temper which is so necessary to contemplate
           truth.                                   --I. Watts.
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           Whatsoever we feel and know
           Too sedate for outward show.             --Wordsworth.
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     Syn: Settled; composed; calm; quiet; tranquil; still; serene;
          unruffled; undisturbed; contemplative; sober; serious.
          [1913 Webster] -- Se*date"ly, adv. -- Se*date"ness,
          n.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sedate
      adj 1: characterized by dignity and propriety [syn: sedate,
             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,
         sedate, sober, solemn]
      v 1: cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative
           to; "The patient must be sedated before the operation"
           [syn: sedate, calm, tranquilize, tranquillize,
           tranquillise] [ant: arouse, brace, energise,
           energize, perk up, stimulate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  84 Moby Thesaurus words for "sedate":
     anesthetize, aristocratic, august, calm, collected, composed,
     controlled, conventional, cool, courtly, decorous, demure,
     detached, dignified, dispassionate, dope, drug, earnest, entrance,
     even-tempered, formal, frowning, fussy, grand, grave, grim,
     grim-faced, grim-visaged, hypnotize, imperturbable, imposing,
     kingly, long-faced, lordly, lull to sleep, magisterial, magnetize,
     majestic, mesmerize, moderate, narcotize, no-nonsense, noble,
     old-fashioned, peaceful, placid, prim, princely, proper, prudish,
     put to sleep, put under, queenly, refined, regal, rock to sleep,
     royal, seemly, serene, serious, sober, sober-minded, sobersided,
     solemn, somber, staid, stately, statuesque, stiff, stone-faced,
     straight-faced, strait-laced, temperate, thoughtful, trance,
     tranquil, undisturbed, unflappable, unperturbed, unruffled,
     unsmiling, venerable, weighty, worthy
  
  

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