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I am looking for a word in which you look at someone with your eyes such that you're telling them to remain quiet.

For example, you are in a serious situation and your friend tries to make a joke and you look at him with wide eyes, telling him to just shut up.

Is there a word for that?

Also can you guide me to a site where words for different expressions are given?

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    'She silenced him with a stare' is typically used (when it actually works). – Edwin Ashworth Sep 12 '19 at 16:19
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There's quell:

  1. Put an end to (a rebellion or other disorder), typically by the use of force. "extra police were called to quell the disturbance"
    • subdue or silence (someone).
      "Connor quelled him with a look"

It's often used in this context - you would give someone a 'quelling look' which would be the kind that silently tells them to stop what they are doing.

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    Don't know the reason for the downvote, but, +1. – Justin Sep 12 '19 at 18:25

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