Synonyms for subdue
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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote
Castigate and chastise refer strictly to corporal punishment, tho both are somewhat archaic; correct and punish are often used as euphemisms in preference to either. Punish is distinctly retributive in sense; chastise, partly retributive, and partly corrective; chasten, wholly corrective. Chasten is used exclusively in the spiritual sense, and chiefly of the visitation of God.
"We are chastened of the Lord," 1 Cor. xi, 32; "they ... chastened us after their own pleasure, but He for our profit," Heb. xii, 10; "chasten in thy hot displeasure," Ps. iv, 7; chasten with pain; by trials and sorrows.
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repress, quash, keep down, subdue, subjugate, reduceverb
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"
chasten, strangle, get over, suppress, concentrate, master, conquer, avoid, quash, slim down, boil down, surmount, scale down, annul, trim down, thin out, inhibit, lose weight, decoct, cut, foreshorten, nullify, abbreviate, trim, slenderize, subject, shorten, deoxidise, crucify, subjugate, cut down, abridge, reduce, contract, melt off, curb, stamp down, invalidate, deoxidize, come down, subordinate, tame, number, mortify, dilute, slim, shrink, smother, thin, bring down, trim back, cut back, overcome, muffle, keep down, stifle, void, repress, tighten
suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curbverb
to put down by force or authority
"suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
chasten, capture, get over, master, crush, conquer, moderate, quash, keep down, surmount, restrict, suppress, bottle up, crucify, subjugate, reduce, control, curb, stamp down, hold, seize, subordinate, tame, mortify, hold in, curtail, appropriate, contain, oppress, inhibit, cut back, overcome, repress, check
mortify, subdue, crucifyverb
hold within limits and control
"subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh"
chasten, get over, master, inhibit, conquer, pillory, quash, humble, surmount, frustrate, bedevil, suppress, abase, chagrin, savage, keep down, dun, gangrene, torment, crucify, subjugate, sphacelate, humiliate, reduce, curb, stamp down, subordinate, tame, necrose, mortify, rag, blast, overcome, repress
overcome, get over, subdue, surmount, masterverb
get on top of; deal with successfully
"He overcame his shyness"
chasten, cut through, bounce back, get over, overwhelm, master, inhibit, conquer, quash, sweep over, whelm, surmount, scale, get the best, cut across, have the best, dominate, suppress, outmatch, exceed, outgo, outperform, defeat, outstrip, crucify, subjugate, get the hang, reduce, control, surpass, curb, stamp down, traverse, subordinate, tame, pass over, get well, mortify, outdo, cover, repress, cross, overtake, get across, overcome, keep down, track, overpower, get the better of
make subordinate, dependent, or subservient
"Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler"
tame, chasten, subdueverb
correct by punishment or discipline
chasten, get over, domesticate, naturalise, master, inhibit, conquer, moderate, quash, cultivate, surmount, objurgate, castigate, domesticise, reclaim, suppress, temper, tone down, crucify, subjugate, correct, reduce, curb, stamp down, domesticize, subordinate, tame, mortify, chastise, overcome, naturalize, keep down, repress
Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes
conquer, subjugate, vanquish, beat, crush, defeat, rout, discomfit, worst, overpower, overcome, overbear, overwhelm, master, choke, foil, quell, surmount, get the better of, get the upper hand of, put down, beat down
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Bland began swinging her elbows at me and then kicked my right leg in the shin. I had a pain in my right leg and suffered small cuts on my right hand. Force was used to subdue Bland to the ground to which Bland continued to fight back.
The use of force alone is but temporary. It may subdue for a moment but it does not remove the necessity of subduing again and a nation is not governed, which is perpetually to be conquered.
They do not want to humiliate us, they want to subdue us, solve their problems at our expense, No one in history ever managed to achieve this with Russia, and no one ever will.
Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which subdue him.
Bill ran towards the shooter and towards danger so that he could help subdue him until the authorities arrived, i believe that Bill helped save lives that morning. And I will always be grateful to him for his selfless, brave actions.
Translations for subdue
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- unterwerfen, unter Kontrolle bringenGerman
- doblegar, someterSpanish
- kukistaa, nujertaa, vallataFinnish
- subjuguer, assujettir, soumettreFrench
- soggiogare, sottomettereItalian
- 征服, 平げるJapanese
- subicite, pācōLatin
- pēhipēhi, whakangohengoheMāori
- onderwerpen, onder controle brengenDutch
- submeter, subjugarPortuguese
- supune, subjuga, cuceri, închinaRomanian
- подчинять, завоевать, подчинить, завоёвыватьRussian
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