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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to overpower)
a. someter
Henry was able to subdue the mugger with the skills he learned in karate.Henry logró someter al asaltante con las habilidades que aprendió en el karate.
b. dominar
The government escalated their military efforts to subdue the insurgency.El gobierno intensificó sus esfuerzos militares orientados a dominar a los insurgentes.
c. sojuzgar
The army easily subdued the enemy with greater strategy.El ejército sojuzgó fácilmente al enemigo implementando una estrategia mejor.
2. (to repress)
a. dominar
After having been abandoned, it was difficult for Meghan to subdue her anger.Después de haber sido abandonada, era difícil para Meghan dominar su indignación.
b. contener
He counted to ten, striving to subdue his emotions.Contó hasta diez, esforzándose por contener sus emociones.
3. (to tone down)
a. atenuar
The restaurant subdues the lighting after 9 pm as it transitions into a nightclub.El restaurante atenúa la iluminación después de las 9 pm ya que pasa a ser un club nocturno.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (enemy)
a. someter, subyugar
2. (resistance)
a. doblegar
3. (emotions)
a. dominar, controlar
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subdue [səbˈdjuː]
transitive verb
[+enemy] someter; sojuzgar; [+children, revellers] calmar; tranquilizar; [+animal] amansar; domar; [+noise] bajar; [+passions] dominar;
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