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LULL, verb transitive [Latin lallo. The sense is to throw down, to still, to appease. Seamen say, the wind lulls, when it subsides.]

To quiet; to compose; to cause to rest. The nation may be lulled into security.

- To lull him soft asleep.

Such sweet compulsion doth in music lie, to lull the daughters of necessity.

LULL, verb intransitive To subside; to cease; to become calm; as, the wind lulls.

LULL, noun Power or quality of soothing.