Definitions for "Subdue"
To bring under; to conquer by force or the exertion of superior power, and bring into permanent subjection; to reduce under dominion; to vanquish.
To destroy the force of; to overcome; as, medicines subdue a fever.
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.
To reduce to tenderness; to melt; to soften; as, to subdue ferocity by tears.
To reduce the intensity or degree of; to tone down; to soften; as, to subdue the brilliancy of colors.
To make less intense. Often used in discussions of color, where a complementary color or gray might be added to lower the chroma.
Keywords:  shyness, overcame, deal, get, his
get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness"
Keywords:  mortify, appetites, flesh, hold, limits
hold within limits and control; "subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh"
make subordinate, dependent, or subservient; "Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler"
To overpower so as to disable from further resistance; to crush.
correct by punishment or discipline