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subdue
used in Not Without My Daughter

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1  —1 use
verb as in: subdued the opposition
Definition
to control, prevent, or make less intense — sometimes through force
The exact meaning of subdue depends upon its context. For example:
  • "subdued a nation" — defeated militarily and brought under control
  • "subdued the fever" — made it less intense or defeated it
  • "subdued her enthusiasm" — made it less intense
  • "subdued her fears" — made them less intense or overcame them
  • "subdued my emotions" — kept them under control
  • "subdued the crowd" — quieted or controlled it
  • Younger, stronger, far more muscular, he knew he could subdue Moody if it came to that, and Moody knew it too.

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  • Moody was more subdued, less challenging, more calculating than before.
  • If ever there was a situation that called for a mother to be overprotective, this was it Moody stormed out of the house by himself and re-appeared a short time later with a subdued Mahtob in tow.

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