Associations to the word «Subdue»


SUBDUE, verb. To overcome, quieten, or bring under control.
SUBDUE, verb. To bring (a country) under control by force.

Dictionary definition

SUBDUE, verb. 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".
SUBDUE, verb. To put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires".
SUBDUE, verb. Hold within limits and control; "subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh".
SUBDUE, verb. Get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness".
SUBDUE, verb. Make subordinate, dependent, or subservient; "Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler".
SUBDUE, verb. Correct by punishment or discipline.

Wise words

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.