Pronunciation of Subdue
/sʌbdjˈuː/, /sʌbdjˈuː/, /s_ʌ_b_d_j_ˈuː/
Synonyms for subdue:
suppress, keep under.
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 6 (noun)
Sense 7 (noun)
Sense 8 (noun)
keep under control; moderate (verb)
humble, overpower, quell, quash, overrun, dominate, reduce, control, overcome, suppress, soften, repress, crush, temper, squelch, check, tone down, get the better of, discipline, put down, conquer, subjugate, vanquish, defeat, restrain, quiet, tame.
Usage examples for subdue:
- Others were in arms with the same motives as the Incas, which was to subdue them if their forces would suffice. - "History of the Incas", Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa.
- To argue with Sue, or to subdue her, that was one thing; to come to cases with Ikey was quite another. - "Apron-Strings", Eleanor Gates.
- She was silent a moment, pressing her lips to his cheek, and striving hard to subdue the tears that rose to her eyes. - "Campaigning with Crook and Stories of Army Life", Charles King.