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subdue
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Persuasion
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as in: subdue opposition Define
to control or put down by force or intimidation
  • Anne was obliged to turn away, to rise, to walk to a distant table, and, leaning there in pretended employment, try to subdue the feelings this picture excited.
  • I must endeavour to subdue my mind to my fortune.

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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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unspecified meaning
  • The delightful emotions were a little subdued, when on stepping back from the group, to be joined again by Captain Wentworth, she saw that he was gone.

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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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