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Definition of Subdue


  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.
  2. To overpower so as to disable from further resistance; to crush.
  3. To destroy the force of; to overcome; as, medicines subdue a fever.
  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 weeds.
  8. To reduce the intensity or degree of; to tone down; to soften; as, to subdue the brilliancy of colors.
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Subdue Translations

subdue in Dutch is knechten, onderwerpen
subdue in French is subjuguent, subjuguez, subjuguer, subjuguons
subdue in Latin is domito, subiungo, expugno
subdue in Spanish is dominar