verb (used with object), sub·dued, sub·du·ing.
Origin of subdue
Examples from the Web for subduer
Knowing thee to be such, the subduer himself of Paka will come to beg of thee thy ear-rings and coat of mail.The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2|Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
One evening a "domidor" (a subduer of horses) came for the purpose of breaking-in some colts.A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World|Charles Darwin
As a great wave rolleth in majesty to the shore, so advanced the warrior ships of Chylde Wynde, the subduer of heroes.
Thereby intimating his opinion that the Subduer was still in the future, by whom Maud's peace of mind was to be imperilled.Barren Honour: A Novel|George A. Lawrence
His hot breath strikes the face of his subduer, who has already seized him with both hands by the horns.King of Camargue|Jean Aicard
British Dictionary definitions for subduer
verb -dues, -duing or -dued (tr)
Word Origin for subdue
Word Origin and History for subduer
late 14c., "to conquer," from Old French souduire "deceive, seduce," from Latin subducere "draw, lead away, withdraw" (see subduce). The sense seems to have been taken in Anglo-French from Latin subdere. Subduct in the sense of "subtract" is from 1570s. Related: Subdued; subduing.