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Definition 1: correct by punishment or discipline - [verb of change]

Synonyms for subdue in the sense of this definition

(subdue is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 2: bring under control by force or authority - [verb of change]

Samples where subdue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • suppress a nascent uprising
  • stamp down on littering
  • conquer one's desires

Synonyms for subdue in the sense of this definition

(subdue is a kind of ...) lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits

"moderate your alcohol intake" "hold your tongue" "hold your temper" "control your anger"

(... is a kind of subdue ) suppress

"He choked down his rage"

(... is a kind of subdue ) cause to be quiet or not talk

"Please silence the children in the church!"

(... is a kind of subdue ) get rid of, silence, or suppress

"burke an issue"

(... is a kind of subdue ) keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure

"All dissenters were silenced when the dictator assumed power"

(... is a kind of subdue ) suppress or crush completely

"squelch any sign of dissent" "quench a rebellion"

(... is a kind of subdue ) electronics: suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device

Definition 3: make subordinate, dependent, or subservient - [verb of change]

Samples where subdue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler

Synonyms for subdue in the sense of this definition

(subdue is a kind of ...) set lower

"lower a rating" "lower expectations"

Definition 4: get on top of; deal with successfully - [verb of competition]

Samples where subdue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He overcame his shyness

Synonyms for subdue in the sense of this definition

(subdue is a kind of ...) come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

"Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship" "We beat the competition" "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"

(... is a kind of subdue ) throw a steer by seizing the horns and twisting the neck, as in a rodeo

Definition 5: hold within limits and control - [verb of emotion]

Samples where subdue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • subdue one's appetites
  • mortify the flesh

Synonyms for subdue in the sense of this definition

(subdue is a kind of ...) lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits

"moderate your alcohol intake" "hold your tongue" "hold your temper" "control your anger"

(... is a kind of subdue ) practice self-denial of one's body and appetites

(subdue implies ...) choose not to consume

"I abstain from alcohol"

Samples where subdue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The government quashes any attempt of an uprising
  • China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently
  • The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land

Synonyms for subdue in the sense of this definition

(subdue is a kind of ...) come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority

"The government oppresses political activists"

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