Definition Of subdue
overcome, quieten, or bring under control (a feeling or person).
she managed to subdue an instinct to applaud
Example Of subdue
Blair passed over his best chance to subdue his friend and rival by moving him to the Foreign Office in the wake of the last election landslide.
Breathing deeply, I tried to subdue the gnawing feeling deep in my stomach.
But the failure to subdue the insurgencies in both countries has produced differences over how to proceed.
But the legions were forced to return several times to subdue them and Caesar finally lost patience, so he cut off one hand of every soldier.
Charles went on a campaign to subdue the Saxons