repress, quash, keep down, subdue, subjugate, reduce(verb)
put down by force or intimidation
"The government quashes any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"
suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb(verb)
to put down by force or authority
"suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
mortify, subdue, crucify(verb)
hold within limits and control
"subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh"
overcome, get over, subdue, surmount, master(verb)
get on top of; deal with successfully
"He overcame his shyness"
make subordinate, dependent, or subservient
"Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler"
tame, chasten, subdue(verb)
correct by punishment or discipline
To overcome, quieten, or bring under control.
To bring (a country) under control by force.
to bring under; to conquer by force or the exertion of superior power, and bring into permanent subjection; to reduce under dominion; to vanquish
to overpower so as to disable from further resistance; to crush
to destroy the force of; to overcome; as, medicines subdue a fever
to render submissive; to bring under command; to reduce to mildness or obedience; to tame; as, to subdue a stubborn child; to subdue the temper or passions
to overcome, as by persuasion or other mild means; as, to subdue opposition by argument or entreaties
to reduce to tenderness; to melt; to soften; as, to subdue ferocity by tears
to make mellow; to break, as land; also, to destroy, as weeds
to reduce the intensity or degree of; to tone down; to soften; as, to subdue the brilliancy of colors
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sub-dū′, v.t. to conquer: to bring under dominion: to render submissive: to tame: to soften.—adj. Subdū′able.—n. Subdū′al, the act of subduing.—adj. Subdued′, toned down.—ns. Subdued′ness; Subdue′ment (Shak.), conquests; Subdū′er. [O. Fr. souduire—L. sub, under, ducĕre, to lead.]
The numerical value of subdue in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of subdue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature.
We gladly feast on those who would subdue us ... not just pretty words, Fester.
One cannot subdue a man by holding back his hands. Lasting peace comes not from force.
They do not want to humiliate us, they want to subdue us, solve their problems at our expense, No one in history ever managed to achieve this with Russia, and no one ever will.
Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which subdue him.
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Translations for subdue
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- unterwerfen, unter Kontrolle bringenGerman
- doblegar, someterSpanish
- vallata, nujertaa, kukistaaFinnish
- soumettre, subjuguer, assujettirFrench
- sottomettere, soggiogareItalian
- 平げる, 征服Japanese
- whakangohengohe, pēhipēhiMāori
- onder controle brengen, onderwerpenDutch
- subjugar, submeterPortuguese
- subjuga, închina, cuceri, supuneRomanian
- завоёвывать, подчинить, подчинять, завоеватьRussian
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