US: /səbˈdu/
UK: /sʌbdjˈuː/

English Vietnamese dictionary

subdue /səb'dju:/
  • ngoại động từ
    • chinh phục, khuất phục; nén
      • to subdue nature: chinh phục thiên nhiên
      • to subdue one's enemy: chinh phục kẻ thù
      • to subdue one's passions: nén dục vọng của mình
    • ((thường) động tính từ quá khứ) làm dịu đi, làm bớt đi
      • subdued light: ánh sáng dịu
      • subdued manners: cách cư xử dịu dàng
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) vỡ hoang, cày cấy (đất)

Advanced English dictionary

+ verb [VN] (rather formal)
1 to bring sb/sth under control, especially by using force
Synonym: DEFEAT
Troops were called in to subdue the rebels. + government efforts to subdue inflation
2 to calm or control your feelings: Julia had to subdue an urge to stroke his hair.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 put or beat down, quell, repress, suppress, quash, crush, control, master, overpower, gain mastery or control or the upper hand over, get the better of, dominate, triumph over, hold or keep in check, bridle, tame:
Having subdued the uprising, government forces are again in control.
2 conquer, vanquish, defeat, overcome:
The Mongol horde subdued all the people in their path.
3 quiet(en) or tone down, moderate, mellow, temper, soften, soft-pedal, check, curb, control:
His anger was subdued by her calm words.

Concise English dictionary

subdues|subdued|subduingsəb'duː /-'djuː
+put down by force or intimidation
+to put down by force or authority
+hold within limits and control
+get on top of; deal with successfully
+make subordinate, dependent, or subservient
+correct by punishment or discipline