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Subduce vs. Subdue

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Subduceverb

To withdraw; to take away.

Subdueverb

To overcome, quieten, or bring under control.

Subduceverb

To subtract by arithmetical operation; to deduct.

Subdueverb

To bring (a country) under control by force.

Subduceverb

To withdraw; to take away.

Subdueverb

To bring under; to conquer by force or the exertion of superior power, and bring into permanent subjection; to reduce under dominion; to vanquish.

‘I will subdue all thine enemies.’;

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Subduceverb

To subtract by arithmetical operation; to deduct.

‘If, out of that infinite multitude of antecedent generations, we should subduce ten.’;

Subdueverb

To overpower so as to disable from further resistance; to crush.

‘Nothing could have subdued natureTo such a lowness, but his unkind daughters.’; ‘If aught . . . were worthy to subdueThe soul of man.’;

Subdueverb

To destroy the force of; to overcome; as, medicines subdue a fever.

Subdueverb

To render submissive; to bring under command; to reduce to mildness or obedience; to tame; as, to subdue a stubborn child; to subdue the temper or passions.

Subdueverb

To overcome, as by persuasion or other mild means; as, to subdue opposition by argument or entreaties.

Subdueverb

To reduce to tenderness; to melt; to soften; as, to subdue ferocity by tears.

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Subdueverb

To make mellow; to break, as land; also, to destroy, as weeds.

Subdueverb

To reduce the intensity or degree of; to tone down; to soften; as, to subdue the brilliancy of colors.

Subdueverb

put down by force or intimidation;

‘The government quashes any attempt of an uprising’; ‘China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently’; ‘The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land’;

Subdueverb

to put down by force or authority;

‘suppress a nascent uprising’; ‘stamp down on littering’; ‘conquer one's desires’;

Subdueverb

hold within limits and control;

‘subdue one's appetites’; ‘mortify the flesh’;

Subdueverb

get on top of; deal with successfully;

‘He overcame his shyness’;

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Subdueverb

make subordinate, dependent, or subservient;

‘Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler’;

Subdueverb

correct by punishment or discipline

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