Translation of subdue in Spanish:


someter, v.

Pronunciation /səbˈd(j)u//səbˈdjuː/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (bring under control)
    (person) someter
    (person) dominar
    (passion/anger) contener
    (passion/anger) domeñar literary
    • These, when provided with permanent garrisons, would become the centres from which the countryside could be subdued and governed.
    • Some of them want to flaunt affluence in all sorts of ways while others subdue their inclination to spend or buy property.
    • How can we possibly afford to subdue country after country in war?
    • You can hear him subdue an audience that he himself has aroused.
    • Jag Johal and police service dog Stryker helped subdue the suspects and both were arrested.
    • It subdues their emotional force by assigning rational meaning to them, however irrational or incomprehensible the impressions might originally have been.
    • During the training, she learnt to deliver several punches and elbow blows so quickly they would subdue an aggressor before he knew what hit him.
    • So, they throw like girls, which implies weakness, yet they were vicious attackers who needed to be subdued with significant force?
    • West Midlands police used a non-lethal Taser stun gun to subdue one of the bombing suspects captured last week.
    • They were a thorn in the side of the occupying Roman forces, who had to subdue these hostile natives if they were to establish, safely, the new capital of Londinium.
    • In some cases, security meant subduing forces inimical to that government.
    • He began to assert his authority from about 1045, calling upon his feudal lord King Henri I of France to assist him in subduing rebellious barons, finally defeating their assembled forces near Caen in 1047.
    • But the failure to subdue the insurgencies in both countries has produced differences over how to proceed.
    • This explains why the pro-hunt protesters were subdued not by policemen, but by a group of men in frock coats who looked like they belonged to John Cleese's Ministry of Silly Walks.
    • The Secret Service responded, dousing the fire and subduing the man.
    • We cannot let them succeed, for, as Benjamin Franklin put it, ‘Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.’
    • Blair passed over his best chance to subdue his friend and rival by moving him to the Foreign Office in the wake of the last election landslide.
    • He subdues the nations through bearing witness to the truth, suffering and offering his own life.
    • Breathing deeply, I tried to subdue the gnawing feeling deep in my stomach.
    • His desire to realize Henry VIII's plan to subdue French influence in Scotland and achieve the union of the Crowns became an obsession.
    • Once England is subdued, French forces need to turn on Germany / Scandinavia, with an excursion into the Med. if resources permit.
    • They forced their way in from all directions and surrounded the blacks in a way that subdued them without firing a shot.
    • The main aim of the wars of new generation is to subdue other countries.
    • Roles include trying to subdue psychotic children, breaking up fights in the school yard and general administrative duties.
    • That they did, but with such a heavy hand that the narcotic gas used to subdue the terrorists also accounted for over 100 hostages.
    • In Germany, two robbers chose an unique method of subduing their victim when they left a taxi driver glued to his steering wheel and escaped with 300 euros.
    • Underdevelopment is the process by which capitalist forces expand to subdue and impoverish the Third World.
    • The British air force went in and subdued his own tribal allies.
    • That defeat, time and again, cannot subdue some men is not merely amazing, it is moving.
    • Under this pressure, the last shogun resigned, and imperial troops easily subdued such Tokugawa forces as resisted.
    • Government forces sent to subdue the rebellion actually drove more Karens into joining the rebels.
    • The pair managed to subdue a man who was holding his ex-partner at knifepoint in front of their seven-year-old son.
    • But the legions were forced to return several times to subdue them and Caesar finally lost patience, so he cut off one hand of every soldier.
    • Inherent in these excerpts are not only the self-exculpatory motives but also the persuasive elements of domination deliberately subduing the coercive aspects of an unequal relationship.
    • His forces killed thousands of Bengalis in a systematic attempt to subdue their struggle for liberation and independence.
    • Through force of arms it had subdued the surrounding lands, though they had treated the inhabitants fairly.
    • According to sacred lore, most of Bhutan's gods were subdued by early Buddhist saints.
    • The settler population and government forces used extreme levels of violence to subdue the native Mexicans.
    • North Ossetia lies to the west of the seething Chechnya region where Russian forces have been trying to subdue separatists for a decade.
    • During the war itself, a larger invading force might have subdued his areas of support before they had time to organize.
  • 2literary

    sojuzgar literary
    he could not subdue her proud spirit no logró domeñar su orgulloso espíritu literary
  • 3

    (spirits) apagar
    (lighting) atenuar