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synonyms for subduing

  • 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 subduing

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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 subduing in a sentence

The death of Daniel Prude, which occurred after he was physically subdued by RPD officers in March 2020, sparked protests throughout the city.
POLICE INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY AFTER 9-YEAR-OLD GIRL PEPPER SPRAYED DURING ARREST IN ROCHESTER, NEW YORKJOSIAH BATESFEBRUARY 2, 2021TIME
“There’s a lot of sympathy for the cop in the field, trying to subdue somebody when that person is struggling and probably very strong and very capable of resisting,” Emery said.
STILL CAN’T BREATHEBY TOPHER SANDERS, PROPUBLICA, AND YOAV GONEN, THE CITY, VIDEO BY LUCAS WALDRON, PROPUBLICAJANUARY 21, 2021PROPUBLICA
One Volta’s electric eel — able to subdue small fish with an 860-volt jolt — is scary enough.
SOME ELECTRIC EELS COORDINATE ATTACKS TO ZAP THEIR PREYJONATHAN LAMBERTJANUARY 14, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
The event was already scaled down and subdued by the coronavirus pandemic.
TODAY IN D.C.: HEADLINES TO START YOUR MONDAY IN D.C., MARYLAND AND VIRGINIATEDDY AMENABAR, JUSTIN WM. MOYERJANUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
A long struggle followed, during which the deputies used a Taser to subdue Gonzalez.
RESTRICTIONS ON THE SOUTH TEXAS BORDER WERE MEANT TO PROTECT PEOPLE FROM COVID-19. THEN THE HANDCUFFS CAME OUT.BY VIANNA DAVILA AND REN LARSONDECEMBER 19, 2020PROPUBLICA
The second grammar class had been relieved from a recitation by this confab, and somehow Perry had a subduing influence.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
The account of this man's giant strength, the narrative of hisPg 114 exploits in subduing the wild bulls, are quite Homeric.
FRDRIC MISTRALCHARLES ALFRED DOWNER
The dominion which England claimed over Ireland, demanded more immediately their efforts for subduing that country.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.I., PART E.DAVID HUME
This last sally had a subduing effect on the gig's company; they turned their faces away and became absorbed in the view ahead.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 159, DECEMBER 8, 1920VARIOUS
He had succeeded so well in subduing his flesh that at last it was on the point of separating itself entirely from the spirit.
ROBERT ANNYS: POOR PRIESTANNIE NATHAN MEYER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SUBDUING

  • censoring
  • covering up
  • curbing
  • holding back
  • muffling
  • quelling
  • repressive
  • silencing
  • stifling
  • subduing
  • withholding
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.