Textual thesaurus for "subdue"

(verb) chasten, tame

correct by punishment or discipline

(verb) inhibit, curb, conquer, stamp down, suppress

to put down by force or authority

suppress a nascent uprising; stamp down on littering; conquer one's desires

(verb) subordinate

make subordinate, dependent, or subservient

Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler

(verb) get over, master, overcome, surmount

get on top of; deal with successfully

He overcame his shyness

(verb) crucify, mortify

hold within limits and control

subdue one's appetites; mortify the flesh

(verb) subjugate, quash, reduce, repress, keep down

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