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subdueverb [T]

uk   /səbˈdjuː/  us   /-ˈduː/
(Definition of subdue from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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subdueverb [T]

 us   /səbˈdu/
to ​reduce the ​force of (someone or something): She’d be hard to subdue if she got ​mad.
(Definition of subdue from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “subdue”
in Spanish someter, dominar…
in Vietnamese chinh phục, khuất phục…
in Malaysian menundukkan…
in Thai ปราบ…
in French soumettre…
in German besiegen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 压制, 制服, 控制…
in Turkish boyun eğdirmek, kontrol altına almak, bastırmak…
in Russian подавлять, подчинять…
in Indonesian menundukkan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 壓制, 制服, 控制…
in Polish ujarzmiać…
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