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subdue

verb [T] uk   /səbˈdjuː/  us   /-ˈduː/
to reduce the force of something, or to prevent something from existing or developing: The fire burned for eight hours before the fire crews could subdue it. He criticized the school for trying to subdue individual expression.
Translations of “subdue”
in Vietnamese chinh phục, khuất phục…
in Spanish someter, dominar…
in Thai ปราบ…
in Malaysian menundukkan…
in French soumettre…
in German besiegen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 壓制, 制服, 控制…
in Indonesian menundukkan…
in Russian подавлять, подчинять…
in Turkish boyun eğdirmek, kontrol altına almak, bastırmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 压制, 制服, 控制…
in Polish ujarzmiać…
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