verb (used with object), sub·dued, sub·du·ing.
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Once he lunged at a man trying to rob a convenience store, subduing him with his bare hands.Castro Street’s Hot Cop Is the Batman to Sexy Mug Shot Guy’s Joker|Itay Hod|July 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Manifestly Miss Longstreth had some difficulty in subduing her emotion.The Lone Star Ranger|Zane Grey
Having consolidated the Nejd, Saud was now ready to undertake the greater task of subduing and purifying the Moslem world.The New World of Islam|Lothrop Stoddard
Every means of subduing and restraining him was adopted; he was muzzled, blindfolded, and hobbled.