[verb] put down by force or intimidation; "The government quashes any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"
Synonyms: repress, quash, keep down, subjugate, reduce
[verb] to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
Synonyms: suppress, stamp down, inhibit, conquer, curb
[verb] hold within limits and control; "subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh"
Synonyms: mortify, cricify
[verb] get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness"
Synonyms: overcome, get over, surmount, master
[verb] make subordinate, dependent, or subservient; "Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler"
[verb] correct by punishment or discipline
Synonyms: tame, chasten
wink, blink, blink away
choke off, choke down, choke back
hush, quieten, silence, still, shut up, hush up
squelch, quell, quench
smother, stifle, strangle, muffle, repress