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subdue

 
Verb subdue has 6 senses
  1. repress, quash, keep down, subdue, subjugate, reduce - 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"
    --1 is one way to oppress, suppress, crush
    Derived form: noun subduer1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  2. suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb - to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
    --2 is one way to control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate
    Derived form: noun subduer1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  3. mortify, subdue, cricify - hold within limits and control; "subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh"
    --3 is one way to control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  4. overcome, get over, subdue, surmount, master - get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness"
    --4 is one way to get the better of, overcome, defeat
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. subordinate, subdue - make subordinate, dependent, or subservient; "Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler"
    --5 is one way to lower, lour
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  6. tame, chasten, subdue - correct by punishment or discipline
    --6 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
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