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subdue
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as in: subdue opposition Define
to control or put down by force or intimidation
  • How simple it was to subdue the Bene Gesserit.
  • He will subdue this woman if he sees her gain control of you.

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  • It took intense concentration of her Bene Gesserit training to put down the primal terrors, subduing a race-memory fear that threatened to fill her mind.
  • She found it increasingly difficult to subdue her terror at the overpowering strangeness in Paul.
  • During this period, it was said that Genesis was reinterpreted, permitting God to say: "Increase and multiply, and fill the universe, and subdue it, and rule over all manner of strange beasts and living creatures in the infinite airs, on the infinite earths and beneath them."

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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
  • Stilgar glanced at the man Paul had subdued—Jamis.

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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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