Found 3 items, similar to subdue.
English → Indonesian
English → English
v 1: 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”
, keep down
2: to put down by force or authority; “suppress a nascent
; “stamp down on littering”
; “conquer one's
, stamp down
3: hold within limits and control; “subdue one's appetites”
“mortify the flesh”
4: get on top of; deal with successfully; “He overcame his
, get over
5: make subordinate, dependent, or subservient; “Our wishes
have to be subordinated to that of our ruler”
6: correct by punishment or discipline [syn: tame
English → English
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Subdued
; p. pr. & vb.
.] [OE. soduen, OF. sosduire to seduce, L.
subtus below (fr. sub under) + ducere to lead. See Duke
and cf. Subduct
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.
I will subdue all thine enemies. --1 Chron.
2. To overpower so as to disable from further resistance; to
Nothing could have subdued nature
To such a lowness, but his unkind daughters. --Shak.
If aught . . . were worthy to subdue
The soul of man. --Milton.
3. To destroy the force of; to overcome; as, medicines subdue
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
8. To reduce the intensity or degree of; to tone down; to
soften; as, to subdue the brilliancy of colors.
Syn: To conquer; overpower; overcome; surmount; vanquish. See