Definition Of subdue

verb

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


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