Definitions for (verb) subdue

Main entry: chasten, tame, subdue

Definition: correct by punishment or discipline


Main entry: inhibit, curb, conquer, stamp down, subdue, suppress

Definition: to put down by force or authority

Usage: suppress a nascent uprising; stamp down on littering; conquer one's desires


Main entry: subdue, subordinate

Definition: make subordinate, dependent, or subservient

Usage: Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler


Main entry: get over, master, overcome, subdue, surmount

Definition: get on top of; deal with successfully

Usage: He overcame his shyness


Main entry: crucify, subdue, mortify

Definition: hold within limits and control

Usage: subdue one's appetites; mortify the flesh


Main entry: subdue, subjugate, quash, reduce, repress, keep down

Definition: put down by force or intimidation

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