subdue in English
The long hours and laborious study demanded by the sculptor’s profession subdued Sarrasine’s impetuous temperament and wild genius for a long time.
He walked feverishly up and down on the station platform. Subdued for a moment, he soon redeemed his outward composure.
If I subdue the dog, I can manage the tail as well.
"I'm sorry," he said, his voice more subdued.
"Yes, I approve of it," Ivan assented, in a subdued but firm voice.
“Suicide?” he asked, subdued but terse.
A subdued impassioned murmur was audible in the room beyond, and Miss Baker leaned forward unashamed, trying to hear.
Aglaia was not in the least subdued, and she still went on abusing the dead man, blaming him for all their misfortunes.
He gave vent to sounds in a subdued but husky bass, and this huskiness was meant to suggest one of the well-known papers.
He leaped on to Electric … the mare, chill with standing, reared on her haunches, and leaped ten feet away … but my father soon subdued her; he drove the spurs into her sides, and gave her a blow on the neck with his fist….
1. tame: discipline, domesticate, break
2. defeat: overcome, conquer, overpower, reduce, repress, vanquish, subjugate
3. soften: restrain, temper, mollify, tone down