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subdue
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Love's Labour's Lost
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as in: subdue opposition Define
to control or put down by force or intimidation
  • The first and second cause will not serve my turn; the passado he respects not, the duello he regards not; his disgrace is to be called boy, but his glory is to subdue men.
  • Only for praise; and praise we may afford To any lady that subdues a lord.

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  • She was threatening people with a knife, but police used a Taser to subdue her.
  • The government subdued the uprising.

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as in: subdue opposition Define
to control or put down by force or intimidation
as in: subdued colors Define
to reduce the intensity of something -- such as colors, light, conversation, or mood or in the form subdued: describing something of low intensity
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