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Overview of verb subdue

The verb subdue has 6 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (2) repress, quash, keep down, subdue, subjugate, reduce

(put down by force or intimidation; "The government quashes any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land")

2. (2) suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb

(to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires")

3. mortify, subdue, crucify

(hold within limits and control; "subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh")

4. overcome, get over, subdue, surmount, master

(get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness")

5. subordinate, subdue

(make subordinate, dependent, or subservient; "Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler")

6. tame, chasten, subdue

(correct by punishment or discipline)

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