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  • correct by punishment or discipline
  • make subordinate, dependent, or subservient
    • Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler
  • get on top of; deal with successfully
    • He overcame his shyness
  • hold within limits and control
    • subdue one's appetites
    • mortify the flesh
  • to put down by force or authority
    • suppress a nascent uprising
    • stamp down on littering
    • conquer one's desires
  • 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
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