Definitions of subdue

  1. To overcome or conquer; reduce; lower; as, to subdue a fever; make gentle; tame; as, to subdue the passions; tone down; soften.
  2. To conquer: to bring under dominion: to render submissive: to tame: to soften.
  3. To conquer; tame; soften.
  4. To obtain dominion over, as by war or force; overpower; overcome.
  5. To render mild; soften; tame.
  6. correct by punishment or discipline
  7. to put down by force or authority; " suppress a nascent uprising"; " stamp down on littering"; " conquer one's desires"
  8. To bring under; to conquer by force or the exertion of superior power, and bring into permanent subjection; to reduce under dominion; to vanquish.
  9. To overpower so as to disable from further resistance; to crush.
  10. To destroy the force of; to overcome; as, medicines subdue a fever.
  11. 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.
  12. To overcome, as by persuasion or other mild means; as, to subdue opposition by argument or entreaties.
  13. To reduce to tenderness; to melt; to soften; as, to subdue ferocity by tears.
  14. To make mellow; to break, as land; also, to destroy, as weeds.
  15. To reduce the intensity or degree of; to tone down; to soften; as, to subdue the brilliancy of colors.
  16. To conquer by force; to reduce under dominion; to overpower; to tame; to render submissive; to reduce to mildness; to conquer by persuasion or other mild means; to captivate; to soften; to overcome; to make mellow; to destroy. See Subduce.
  17. To conquer by force or superior power; to reduce under dominion; to disable from further resistance; to fame; to overcome; to soften.
  18. SUBDUABLE.
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