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〔 sәbˋdu,-ˋdju 〕


〔 sәbˊdjuː 〕

Overview of verb subdue

The verb subdue has 6 senses

  • repress, quash, keep down, subdue, subjugate, reduce -- (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 -- (to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires")

  • mortify, subdue, crucify -- (hold within limits and control; "subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh")

  • overcome, get over, subdue, surmount, master -- (get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness")

  • subordinate, subdue -- (make subordinate, dependent, or subservient; "Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler")

  • tame, chasten, subdue -- (correct by punishment or discipline)