v. t.1.To bring under; to conquer by force or the exertion of superior power, and bring into permanent subjection; to reduce under dominion; to vanquish.
[imp. & p. p. Subdued ; p. pr. & vb. n. Subduing.]
I will subdue all thine enemies.
- 1 Chron. xvii. 10.
2.To overpower so as to disable from further resistance; to crush.
If aught . . . were worthy to subdue
The soul of man.
- Milton.
3.To destroy the force of; to overcome; as, medicines subdue a fever.
4.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.
5.To overcome, as by persuasion or other mild means; as, to subdue opposition by argument or entreaties.
6.To reduce to tenderness; to melt; to soften; as, to subdue ferocity by tears.
7.To make mellow; to break, as land; also, to destroy, as weeds.
8.To reduce the intensity or degree of; to tone down; to soften; as, to subdue the brilliancy of colors.
Verb1.subdue - 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"
2.subdue - to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
3.subdue - hold within limits and control; "subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh"
Synonyms: cricify, mortify
4.subdue - get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness"
5.subdue - make subordinate, dependent, or subservient; "Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler"
Synonyms: subordinate
6.subdue - correct by punishment or discipline
Synonyms: tame, chasten
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