Meaning of subdue

Definition of subdue

(verb) 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"
bring under control by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
hold within limits and control; "subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh"
get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness"
make subordinate, dependent, or subservient; "Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler"

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