subdue in French and example sentences

subdue in French

Pronunciation
v. soumettre, conquérir, opprimer; affaiblir une résistance, amollir, adoucir; ternir, assombrir

Example Sentences

He walked feverishly up and down on the station platform. Subdued for a moment, he soon redeemed his outward composure.
Il se promenait fébrilement sur le quai de la gare. Un moment subjugué, il redevenait lui-même.
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The long hours and laborious study demanded by the sculptor’s profession subdued Sarrasine’s impetuous temperament and wild genius for a long time.
Les longues et laborieuses études exigées par la sculpture domptèrent pendant longtemps le caractère impétueux et le génie sauvage de Sarrasine.
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Man can be subdued through fear.
L'homme peut être assujetti par la peur.
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We danced in the subdued lighting.
Nous avons dansé sous une lumière tamisée.
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We did not even have a subdued voice – we had no voice at all.
Ce n’est même pas que nous nous soyons exprimés d’une voix timide, nous sommes restés complètement muets.
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Inflation has remained subdued, despite a sequence of adverse disturbances.
L’inflation est restée faible, malgré une succession de perturbations.
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Instead, we human beings have been set the – even biblical – task of subduing the earth.
Nous autres, êtres humains, avons au contraire reçu la mission - biblique même - de soumettre la terre.
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Under his leadership in 1920 the Polish army halted the march of the Bolsheviks, who were intent on subduing the whole of Europe.
En 1920, sous son commandement, l'armée polonaise a mis un terme à l'avancée des Bolchéviques, qui entendaient soumettre l'ensemble du territoire européen.
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Meanwhile, Asia is subduing us economically, just as Europe subdued Asia militarily and politically in the past.
Entre-temps, l'Asie nous domine économiquement, tout comme l'Europe a dominé l'Asie militairement et politiquement par le passé.
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The clamp-down by the government has not subdued the voices of democratic dissent.
La répression à laquelle se livre le gouvernement n'a pas fait taire les voix des opposants démocratiques.
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In this environment of subdued inflationary pressures, we continued with our policy of lowering our key rates further.
Dans ce contexte de sombres tensions inflationnistes, nous avons poursuivi notre politique de réduction de nos taux directeurs.
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Synonyms for subdue
1. tame: discipline, domesticate, break
2. defeat: overcome, conquer, overpower, reduce, repress, vanquish, subjugate
3. soften: restrain, temper, mollify, tone down
Verb forms for subdue
Present participle: subduing
Present: subdue (3.person: subdues)
Past: subdued
Future: will subdue
Present conditional: would subdue
Present Perfect: have subdued (3.person: has subdued)
Past Perfect: had subdued
Future Perfect: will have subdued
Past conditional: would have subdued