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sub·due

 (səb-do͞o′, -dyo͞o′)
tr.v. sub·dued, sub·du·ing, sub·dues
1. To subjugate (a region or people, for example) by military force.
2.
a. To bring under control by physical force, persuasion, or other means; overcome: subdued the wild horse; subdued the rebellion in the party ranks.
b. To make less intense or prominent; reduce or tone down: I was unable to subdue my excitement about the upcoming holiday.
3. To bring (land) under cultivation: Farmers subdued the arid lands of Australia.

[Middle English subduen, alteration (influenced by Latin subdere, to subject) of Old French suduire, to seduce, from Latin subdūcere, to withdraw (probably influenced by Latin sēdūcere, to seduce) : sub-, away; see sub- + dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.]

sub·du′a·ble adj.
sub·du′er n.

subdued

(səbˈdjuːd)
adj
1. cowed, passive, or shy
2. gentle or quiet: a subdued whisper.
3. (of colours, etc) not harsh or bright: subdued lighting.
subˈduedly adv
subˈduedness n

sub•dued

(səbˈdud, -ˈdyud)

adj.
1. quiet; repressed; controlled.
2. reduced in fullness of tone, as a color or sound; muted.
[1595–1605]
sub•dued′ly, adv.
sub•dued′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.subdued - in a softened tone; "hushed voices"; "muted trumpets"; "a subdued whisper"; "a quiet reprimand"
soft - (of sound) relatively low in volume; "soft voices"; "soft music"
2.subdued - restrained in style or qualitysubdued - restrained in style or quality; "a little masterpiece of low-keyed eloquence"
restrained - under restraint
3.subdued - quieted and brought under control; "children were subdued and silent"
tame - very restrained or quiet; "a tame Christmas party"; "she was one of the tamest and most abject creatures imaginable with no will or power to act but as directed"
4.subdued - not brilliant or glaring; "the moon cast soft shadows"; "soft pastel colors"; "subdued lighting"
dull - emitting or reflecting very little light; "a dull glow"; "dull silver badly in need of a polish"; "a dull sky"
5.subdued - lacking in light; not bright or harsh; "a dim light beside the bed"; "subdued lights and soft music"
dark - devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black; "sitting in a dark corner"; "a dark day"; "dark shadows"; "dark as the inside of a black cat"

subdued

adjective
1. quiet, serious, sober, sad, grave, restrained, repressed, solemn, chastened, dejected, downcast, crestfallen, repentant, down in the mouth, sadder and wiser, out of spirits He faced the press, initially, in a somewhat subdued mood.
quiet happy, lively, cheerful, enthusiastic, vivacious, full of beans (informal)
2. hushed, soft, quiet, whispered, murmured, muted, muffled, inaudible, indistinct The conversation around them was resumed, but in subdued tones.
hushed loud, strident
3. dim, soft, subtle, muted, shaded, low-key, understated, toned down, unobtrusive The lighting was subdued.
dim bright

subdued

adjective
1. Not irritating, strident, or loud:
2. Not showy or obtrusive:
Translations
خافِت، هادئ
tlumenýzaražený
dæmpetforknyt
dauflegur, daufur
hafifsuskun ve neşesiz

subdued

[səbˈdjuːd] ADJ [colours, light, lighting] → tenue, suave; [voice] → suave; [mood] → apagado; [person] (= quiet) → apagado; (= passive) → sumiso, manso; (= depressed) → deprimido
you were very subdued last nightanoche se te veía muy apagado

subdued

[səbˈdjuːd] adj
(= unusually quiet) [person] → abattu(e); [mood, atmosphere] → morose
(= not loud) [conversation, tones] → feutré(e)
(= not bright) [light] → tamisé(e), feutré(e); [colour] → passé(e)sub-editor [ˌsʌbˈɛdɪtər] n (British)secrétaire mf de rédaction, secrétaire mf de la rédaction

subdued

adj (= quiet) colour, lighting, voice, responsegedämpft; manner, personruhig, still; mood, atmospheregedrückt; (= submissive) voice, manner, personfügsam, gehorsam, gefügig; (= repressed) feelings, excitementunterdrückt; lunch was a subdued affairdie Stimmung während des Mittagessens war gedrückt

subdued

[səbˈdjuːd] adj (person, downcast) → giù di morale; (emotions) → contenuto/a; (voice, tone) → sommesso/a; (colours) → tenue; (lighting) → soffuso/a
he's rather subdued these days → ultimamente non è allegro come al solito

subdue

(səbˈdjuː) verb
to conquer, overcome or bring under control. After months of fighting the rebels were subdued.
subˈdued adjective
quiet; not bright or lively. subdued voices; He seems subdued today.
References in classic literature ?
Agatha, reckless of dusty stockings, waded through the heaps of fallen leaves with the delight of a child paddling in the sea; Gertrude picked her steps carefully, and the rest tramped along, chatting subduedly, occasionally making some scientific or philosophical remark in a louder tone, in order that Miss Wilson might overhear and give them due credit.
Escorted out of the Philippine Airlines (PAL) flight PR733 from Bangkok, the ex-governor smiled at everyone he came across-whether they be policemen or airport worker-and wished them a pleasant morning, while the former mayor of Coron smiled subduedly while watching his exuberant brother.
In the end, for all its efforts and care, it offers a subduedly heroic national view of the war.