verb (used without object), sub·sid·ed, sub·sid·ing.
Origin of subside
Examples from the Web for subside
During the rest of the day the young woman relaxes and heals, waiting for the swelling on her face to subside.Facial Tattoos: The Tribal Female Rite in Papua New Guinea|Brandon Presser|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And then, as the tremors begin to subside, Miyazaki cuts to a close-up of the ground: gray pebbles, a green weed.Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘The Wind Rises’: An Anime Icon Bows Out|Andrew Romano|November 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Once that happens, the pressure this fiasco is putting on the GOP will subside.
But the sense of loss is sickening and the shock has not begun to subside.
The president thinks that Republican extremism will subside if he wins in November.Michael Tomasky on Obama’s Delusions About the GOP’s ‘Fever’ Breaking|Michael Tomasky|June 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Toward morning the paroxysms appeared to reach a climax and then to subside.'Me-Smith'|Caroline Lockhart
They are manifestly errors of a later date, which were to appear after those of Rome should subside, having lost their influence.Sermons on Various Important Subjects|Andrew Lee
"You must not offend the Republicans and injure our amendment," they argued, and she would acquiesce and subside.The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)|Ida Husted Harper
After allowing the starch to subside, the juice should be concentrated to about the density of 1.4.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom|P. L. Simmonds
Aurora and Clotilde heard the strife begin, increase, subside, rise again and decrease.The Grandissimes|George Washington Cable
British Dictionary definitions for subside
Word Origin for subside
Word Origin and History for subside
1680s, "to sink to the bottom," from Latin subsidere "settle, sink, sit down or remain," from sub "down" (see sub-) + sidere "to settle," related to sedere (see sedentary). Meaning "to sink to a lower level, be reduced" is from 1706. Related: Subsided; subsiding.