Synonyms for subdue

Grammar : Verb
Spell : suhb-doo, -dyoo
Phonetic Transcription : səbˈdu, -ˈdyu

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Définition of subdue

Origin :
  • late 14c., "to conquer," from Old French souduire "deceive, seduce," from Latin subducere "draw, lead away, withdraw" (see subduce). The sense seems to have been taken in Anglo-French from Latin subdere. Subduct in the sense of "subtract" is from 1570s. Related: Subdued; subduing.
  • verb keep under control; moderate
Example sentences :
  • Oh, strong, strong are the ties of flesh, and hard it is to subdue the spirit!
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • She looked at him with a nervous repugnance to his appearance, which she tried to subdue.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • In vain the Woman Perfect struggled to subdue her mirth to penitence.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • Every attempt to subdue or extirpate them, has proved abortive.
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I » by Francis Augustus Cox
  • He was as utterly unable to prevent or subdue this fear, as he was to prevent his breathing.
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • When Hermione understood this she remained where she was, trying to subdue even her breathing.
  • Extract from : « A Spirit in Prison » by Robert Hichens
  • He tried to close his senses, to subdue and annihilate them.
  • Extract from : « Abbe Mouret's Transgression » by Emile Zola
  • You have, as my country had, a vast continent with savage nature to subdue.
  • Extract from : « Latin America and the United States » by Elihu Root
  • "Paul, he is conscious," she cried in a voice that her anxiety could not subdue.
  • Extract from : « A Son of Hagar » by Sir Hall Caine
  • Subdue the flesh without despising it, in humility and thankfulness.
  • Extract from : « The Romance of the Soul » by Lilian Staveley

Antonyms for subdue

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