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sub·due

subdue

 
 
pronunciation:
sb du [or] sb dyu
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: subdues, subduing, subdued
definition 1: to overcome or conquer, as by military victory.
The Romans subdued the rebel forces.
synonyms:
conquer, defeat, master, overcome
similar words:
crush, down, overwhelm, put down, rout, thrash
definition 2: to bring under control by physical force, persuasion, or other means.
The cowboy subdued the wild horse.After a fight, the police were able to subdue the suspect.She subdued her anger and replied in a calm voice.
synonyms:
break, bridle, calm, conquer, control, master, rein, still
similar words:
bow, check, curb, dominate, govern, harness, moderate, overcome, overpower, overwhelm, temper, tone down
derivations: subduable (adj.), subdued (adj.), subduer (n.)