Dictionary Results for subdue


1. subdue - 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"

Synonym(s): repress, quash, keep_down, subjugate, reduce

Hypernym(s): oppress, suppress, crush




2. subdue - verb

· bring under control by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"

Synonym(s): suppress, stamp_down, conquer

Hypernym(s): control, hold_in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate




3. subdue - verb

· hold within limits and control; "subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh"

Synonym(s): mortify, crucify

Hypernym(s): control, hold_in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate




4. subdue - verb

· get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness"

Synonym(s): overcome, get_over, surmount, master

Hypernym(s): beat, beat_out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish




5. subdue - verb

· make subordinate, dependent, or subservient; "Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler"

Synonym(s): subordinate

Hypernym(s): lower, lour




6. subdue - verb

· correct by punishment or discipline

Synonym(s): tame, chasten

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify





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