Definition of subdue in English:

subdue

Line breaks: sub¦due
Pronunciation: /səbˈdjuː
 
/

verb (subdues, subduing, subdued)

[with object]

Derivatives

subduable

adjective
More example sentences
  • In other words, she becomes a subordinate and subduable version of the master.
  • Our ancestors had known that nature was not subduable and, therefore, had made it an obligation for man to surrender to nature and live in tune with it.
  • Godhead is the Lord of ‘maya’ the soul is subduable by the deluding or limiting energy (maya).

subduer

noun
More example sentences
  • By the end of the novel, Lovelace cannot but concede that she has become irretrievably independent of him, and he complains to Belford, ‘Oh the triumphant subduer!’

Origin

late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French suduire, from Latin subducere, literally 'draw from below'.

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