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Synonyms for subduesəbˈdu, -ˈdyu

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. repress, quash, keep down, subdue, subjugate, reduce(verb)

    put down by force or intimidation

    Synonyms:
    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, subdue, 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

  2. suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb(verb)

    to put down by force or authority

    Synonyms:
    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, subdue, repress, check

  3. mortify, subdue, crucify(verb)

    hold within limits and control

    Synonyms:
    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, subdue, repress

  4. overcome, get over, subdue, surmount, master(verb)

    get on top of; deal with successfully

    Synonyms:
    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, subdue, 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

  5. subordinate, subdue(verb)

    make subordinate, dependent, or subservient

    Synonyms:
    crucify, surmount, curb, chasten, tame, stamp down, inhibit, overcome, subdue, reduce, suppress, repress, subjugate, master, quash, subordinate, conquer, keep down, get over, mortify

  6. tame, chasten, subdue(verb)

    correct by punishment or discipline

    Synonyms:
    chasten, get over, domesticate, naturalise, master, inhibit, conquer, moderate, quash, cultivate, surmount, objurgate, castigate, domesticise, reclaim, suppress, temper, tone down, crucify, subjugate, correct, reduce, subdue, curb, stamp down, domesticize, subordinate, tame, mortify, chastise, overcome, naturalize, keep down, repress

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. subdue

    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.

    Synonyms:
    afflict, castigate, chasten, chastise, correct, discipline, humble, punish, purify, refine, soften, try

    Preposition:
    "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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. subdue(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    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

  2. subdue(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    tame, HAVE ON THE HIP, subject, control, make submissive, bring under rule

PPDB, the paraphrase database

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Translations for subdue

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • unterwerfen, unter Kontrolle bringenGerman
  • doblegar, someterSpanish
  • vallata, nujertaa, kukistaaFinnish
  • soumettre, subjuguer, assujettirFrench
  • leigázHungarian
  • sottomettere, soggiogareItalian
  • 平げる, 征服Japanese
  • pācō, subiciteLatin
  • whakangohengohe, pēhipēhiMāori
  • onder controle brengen, onderwerpenDutch
  • subjugar, submeterPortuguese
  • subjuga, închina, cuceri, supuneRomanian
  • завоёвывать, подчинить, подчинять, завоеватьRussian

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