This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience. Learn more

Another word for subdue

a-z
Verb
  1. To win a victory over, as in battle or a competition

  2. To make or become less severe or extreme

      1. (idiomatic) To relax; to make quieter or less obtrusive; to make milder.
      2. To moderate or relax; to diminish or weaken the striking characteristics of; to soften.
      3. To make a television program, piece of writing, etc. less offensive and so more suitable for a family audience.
      1. To modify by the addition of a moderating element; moderate:
      2. To bring to a desired consistency, texture, hardness, or other physical condition by blending, admixing, or kneading:
      3. To harden or strengthen (metal or glass) by application of heat or by heating and cooling.
      1. Brought from wildness into a domesticated or tractable state.
      2. Naturally unafraid; not timid:
      3. Submissive; docile; fawning:
      1. To make soft or softer.
      2. To undermine or reduce the strength, morale, or resistance of.
      3. To make less harsh, strident, or critical:
      1. To make competent or eligible for an office, position, or task:
      2. To declare competent or capable, as to practice a profession; certify:
      3. To render deserving of a descriptor by having or enumerating certain necessary characteristics:
      1. Refraining from producing speech or vocal sound.
      2. Unable to speak.
      3. Unable to vocalize, as certain animals.
      1. Being within reasonable limits; not excessive or extreme:
      2. Not violent or subject to extremes; mild or calm; temperate:
      3. Of medium or average quantity or extent.
    See also:

    increase

Another word for subdue

Verb
  1. To vanquish

    See also:

    defeat

  2. To bring under control

  3. To tone down

      1. To hold back or prevent by an act of volition:
      2. To put down or subdue by force:
      3. To end, limit, or restrain, as by intimidation or other action:
      1. Being within reasonable limits; not excessive or extreme:
      2. Not violent or subject to extremes; mild or calm; temperate:
      3. Of medium or average quantity or extent.
      1. (idiomatic) To relax; to make quieter or less obtrusive; to make milder.
      2. To moderate or relax; to diminish or weaken the striking characteristics of; to soften.
      3. To make a television program, piece of writing, etc. less offensive and so more suitable for a family audience.
      1. To make soft or softer.
      2. To undermine or reduce the strength, morale, or resistance of.
      3. To make less harsh, strident, or critical: