HyperDic: subdue

English > 6 senses of the word subdue:
VERBsocialsubdue, repress, quash, keep down, subjugate, reduceput down by force or intimidation
changesubdue, suppress, stamp down, conquerto put down by force or authority
emotionsubdue, mortify, crucifyhold within limits and control
competitionsubdue, overcome, get over, surmount, masterget on top of
changesubdue, subordinatemake subordinate, dependent, or subservient
changesubdue, tame, chastencorrect by punishment or discipline
subdue > pronunciation
Soundssahbduw'
Rhymesadieu ... voodoo: 22 rhymes with duw...
English > subdue: 6 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningPut down by force or intimidation.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymsrepress, quash, keep down, subjugate, reduce
Broaderoppress, suppress, crushcome down on or keep down by unjust / unjust / unjust use of one's authority
Spanishavasallar, sojuzgar, subyugar
Catalandominar, enjovar, reprimir, sotmetre, subjugar
Nounssubduersomeone who overcomes and establishes ascendancy and control by force or persuasion
English > subdue: 6 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningTo put down by force or authority.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymssuppress, stamp down, conquer
NarrowerburkeGet rid of, silence, or suppress
choke off, choke down, choke backSuppress
hush, quieten, silence, still, shut up, hush upCause to be quiet or not talk / talk
quench(electronics) suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device
silenceKeep from expression, for example by threats or pressure
squelch, quell, quenchSuppress or crush completely
Broadercontrol, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderatelessen the intensity of
Spanishconquistar, contener, dominar, inhibir, reprimir
Catalanconquistar, contenir, dominar, reprimir
Nounssubduersomeone who overcomes and establishes ascendancy and control by force or persuasion
English > subdue: 6 senses > verb 3, emotion
Meaninghold within limits and control.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"subdue one's appetites"
Synonymsmortify, crucify
Entailsabstain, refrain, desistchoose not to consume
NarrowermortifyPractice self-denial of one's body and appetites
Broadercontrol, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderatelessen the intensity of
Spanishcontener, dominar
English > subdue: 6 senses > verb 4, competition
MeaningGet on top of; deal with successfully.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsovercome, get over, surmount, master
NarrowerbulldogThrow a steer by seizing the horns and twisting the neck, as in a rodeo
Broaderbeat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquishCome out better in a competition, race, or conflict
Spanishderrotar, dominar, superar, vencer
Catalandominar, superar, vèncer
English > subdue: 6 senses > verb 5, change
Meaningmake subordinate, dependent, or subservient.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsubordinate
Broaderlower, lourSet lower
Spanishdoblegar, subordinar
English > subdue: 6 senses > verb 6, change
Meaningcorrect by punishment or discipline.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymstame, chasten
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishamansar, doblegar, domar

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