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synonyms for subdues

  • conquer
  • crush
  • extinguish
  • humble
  • overcome
  • overpower
  • quell
  • repress
  • restrain
  • suppress
  • tame
  • temper
  • break
  • check
  • control
  • defeat
  • discipline
  • dominate
  • drop
  • gentle
  • mellow
  • overrun
  • quash
  • quench
  • quiet
  • quieten
  • reduce
  • soften
  • squelch
  • subjugate
  • trample
  • vanquish
  • bear down
  • beat down
  • break in
  • get the better of
  • get the upper hand
  • get under control
  • put down
  • shut down
  • tone down
  • triumph over
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antonyms for subdues

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  • aggravate
  • agitate
  • build up
  • encourage
  • let go
  • lose
  • praise
  • release
  • surrender
  • yield
  • aid
  • allow
  • assist
  • give up
  • help
  • liberate
  • permit
  • start
  • strengthen
  • arouse
  • incite
  • rouse
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How to use subdues in a sentence

The land where it is always afternoon chills at first and subdues all lively sentiments.
A COUNTRY GENTLEMAN AND HIS FAMILYMRS. (MARGARET) OLIPHANT
This God-nature of Man's has been asleep, submerged under the domination of the animal nature which subdues and appropriates.
SEX=THE UNKNOWN QUANTITYALI NOMAD
The vastness of an unbroken wilderness subdues them, and they quail before the relentless, untamed forces of nature.
WOODCRAFT AND CAMPINGGEORGE WASHINGTON SEARS (NESSMUK)
Ulysses himself then goes, having obtained the plant moly; he subdues, enjoys; he releases his companions.
HOMER'S ODYSSEYDENTON J. SNIDER
Liszt subdues the people to him by the very way he walks on to the stage.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
The glitter of the eye subdues the one, the glitter of gold, the other.
WISE OR OTHERWISELYDIA LEAVITT
It subdues the flesh and the world, and calls down Heaven to bless the happy pietist.
AIMS AND AIDS FOR GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMENGEORGE SUMNER WEAVER
And that sheep-dog has attained the summit of his art who subdues his own personality and leads his sheep in pretending to be led.
BOB, SON OF BATTLEALFRED OLLIVANT
It is a great tragedy in stone, and it softens and subdues the mind like a drama of Aeschylus or Shakespeare.
SEEING EUROPE WITH FAMOUS AUTHORS, VOLUME 7VARIOUS
Their colouring almost always inclines to magenta, but time subdues this to a delicate rose.
THE ORIENTAL RUGWILLIAM D. ELLWANGER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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