1. correct by punishment or discipline

    Synonyms : chasten, tame
    Type Of : change, modify, alter
  2. hold within limits and control

    Synonyms : crucify, mortify
    Type Of : hold in, curb, hold, contain, check, control, moderate
    Examples :
    • subdue one's appetites
  3. get on top of; deal with successfully

    Synonyms : get over, master, overcome, surmount
    Type Of : shell, beat out, vanquish, crush, trounce, beat
  4. make subordinate, dependent, or subservient

    Synonyms : subordinate
    Type Of : lower, lour
  5. bring under control by force or authority

    Synonyms : conquer, stamp down, suppress
    Type Of : contain, check, hold in, hold, curb, moderate, control
  6. put down by force or intimidation

    Synonyms : keep down, quash, reduce, repress, subjugate
    Type Of : crush, suppress, oppress