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subdue
used in Interview with the Vampire

3 uses
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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
  • Iris rich voice effortlessly filled the house, seemed to fix and subdue the mounting wave of excitement.
    Part 3 (18% in)

There are no more uses of "subdue" flagged with this meaning in Interview with the Vampire.

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exact meaning not specified
  • And the soft, subdued sops broke from him as he sat back while I stared at him, while I stared at the dress.
    Part 3 (87% in)
  • When I was subdued finally, and exhausted then almost to the point of death, they bled me.
    Part 1 (6% in)

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