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subdue

Saltos de línea: sub¦due
Pronunciación: /səbˈdjuː
 
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Definición de subdue en inglés:

verbo (subdues, subduing, subdued)

[with object]
1Overcome, quieten, or bring under control (a feeling or person): she managed to subdue an instinct to applaud
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • That they did, but with such a heavy hand that the narcotic gas used to subdue the terrorists also accounted for over 100 hostages.
  • Blair passed over his best chance to subdue his friend and rival by moving him to the Foreign Office in the wake of the last election landslide.
  • The pair managed to subdue a man who was holding his ex-partner at knifepoint in front of their seven-year-old son.
Sinónimos
conquer, defeat, vanquish, get the better of, overpower, overcome, overwhelm, crush, quash, quell, beat, trounce, subjugate, master, suppress, gain the upper hand over, triumph over, tame, bring someone to their knees, hold in check, humble, chasten, cow
curb, restrain, hold back, constrain, contain, inhibit, repress, suppress, stifle, smother, check, keep in check, arrest, bridle, rein in;
moderate, tone down, diminish, lessen, damp
1.1Bring (a country or people) under control by force: Charles went on a campaign to subdue the Saxons
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The main aim of the wars of new generation is to subdue other countries.
  • How can we possibly afford to subdue country after country in war?
  • He subdues the nations through bearing witness to the truth, suffering and offering his own life.

Origen

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

More
  • duct from (mid 17th century):

    Duct comes from Latin ductus meaning both ‘leading’ and ‘aqueduct’ formed from ducere ‘to lead’. The verb has produced numerous words in English including abduct (early 17th century) to lead away; conduct (Middle English) lead with; conduit (Middle English); deduce (Late Middle English) draw a conclusion from something; duke; educate (Late Middle English) ‘lead out’; induce (Late Middle English) lead in; introduce (Late Middle English) bring into (a group etc); produce (Late Middle English) ‘lead forward’; reduce (Late Middle English) bring back; seduce (Late Middle English) lead away (originally from duty, with the sexual sense developing in the M16th); subdue (Late Middle English) ‘draw from below’.

Derivados

subduable

1
adjetivo
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

2
sustantivo
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!’

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