Student Thesaurus

One entry found for subdue.
Entry Word: subdue
Function: verb
Text: 1 to achieve a victory over <subdued her fear of the dark by joining a club for spelunkers> -- see BEAT 2
2 to bring under one's control by force of arms <subdued the rebels and sent their leaders to the gallows> -- see CONQUER 1
3 to put a stop to (something) by the use of force <labored through the night to subdue the river's rising waters by building a wall of sandbags around their property> -- see QUELL 1