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subdue
used in Change of Heart by Picoult

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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
  • From this angle, they were obscured from the view of the officers who were mobilizing to subdue everyone.

There are no more uses of "subdue" flagged with this meaning in Change of Heart by Picoult.

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exact meaning not specified
  • Shay was subdued, shuffling, fidgety.

There are no more uses of "subdue" in Change of Heart by Picoult.

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