Because of these women, rape is now a punishable crime in Haiti, rather than a weapon used by the powerful to subdue activists.
The Jewish state has relied on Arab autocracies to subdue the anti-Zionist sentiments of their peoples.
It took a blow to the head from Clark and the assistance of three deputies to subdue her.
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.