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Synonyms for subduer

someone who overcomes and establishes ascendancy and control by force or persuasion

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King Bharat was given the titles of Chakravarti (emperor), Sarvabhauma (sovereign), and Sarvadamana (the subduer of all).
The cost, extent, and duration of such pacification vary, but time after time the paradigm is engraved upon the historical memories of both subdued and subduer.
40) Rather than inscribing itself within "serious" national and historical narratives, the image of a powerful and grounded China here takes on a new guise, the patriarchal dominator and subduer of domestic chaotic otherness in an intra-asian racializing dynamic.
Nessus, Hercules, and Deianira form a pattern: Nessus the rapist, the bestial figure; Hercules the subduer of nature; Deianira, who may be used by Nessus to destroy Hercules by giving him the bloody shirt, and who ends up killing herself, which may indicate conscious or unconscious complicity with Nessus.
The pioneer farmer, through `sweat, skill and strength', was seen as the heroic subduer of a sullen and untamed wilderness.
The Messiah," Benjamin makes clear, "comes not only as the redeemer, he comes as the subduer of the antichrist," and as such the moment of redemption is also the moment of destruction (261).