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to win a victory over, as in battle or a competition

to make or become less severe or extreme

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put down by force or intimidation

hold within limits and control

make subordinate, dependent, or subservient

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correct by punishment or discipline

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Similarly, the subdual to which the opposition movements were subjected in Egypt, including the Muslim Brotherhood, and the continuous falsification of the voters' votes and wishes, detonated the January 25 revolution that ended with the establishment of the MB regime about which its oppositionists are now complaining.
11) This point has obvious appeal to such genres preoccupied with sexual exploits, and erotic manga like Maid in Japan, Rental Maid, 100% Maid and Meido Wo Nerae ("Target Maids") epitomize the submissiveness in such relationships, with all four narratives formulaically centering on the obeisant and innocent qualities of the maid, subdual at the hands of her master, and the ravishing of her body.
Additionally, underlying medical conditions may cause behavior that requires subdual by law enforcement, including the use of CEDs.
The gradual subdual of excess that marks the historical progress of festivals such as the wakes thus came to be staged in the realm of the exotic, and it is characteristic of these exhibitions to displace the violence and frenzy for which the fairs were once indicted onto avatars of exotic spaces: "Zulu chiefs," "Indian slaves," tigers, or elephants.
The sense of autonomy promoted by possessive individualism requires the repression and/or subdual of "others" who connote relatedness or dependency.