subdue - Dictionary definition and meaning for word subdue

(verb) put down by force or intimidation
Synonyms : keep down , quash , reduce , repress , subjugate
Example Sentence
  • The government quashes any attempt of an uprising
  • China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently
  • The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land

(verb) to put down by force or authority
Synonyms : conquer , curb , inhibit , stamp down , suppress
Example Sentence
  • suppress a nascent uprising
  • stamp down on littering
  • conquer one's desires

(verb) hold within limits and control
Synonyms : crucify , mortify
Example Sentence
  • subdue one's appetites
  • mortify the flesh

(verb) get on top of; deal with successfully
Synonyms : get over , master , overcome , surmount
Example Sentence
  • He overcame his shyness

(verb) make subordinate, dependent, or subservient
Synonyms : subordinate
Example Sentence
  • Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler

(verb) correct by punishment or discipline
Synonyms : chasten , tame

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for subdue

After winning the Match when he was asked about the Party.. He said..SAB DUE hai..fir dunga..
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by cheeka449

Kauravas subdue DUEtkrida (gambling in sanskrit) against Pandavas....
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by harry1

in hindi sub means all and in english do means to do work r anything,a women telling her servants to do worl.that is by she is keeping them in her control
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by isabella swan

subdue=sub+due...sub=subject..due=sth like he still has one subject that prsn is unhappy bout it
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by chetanhyd007

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