Subdue – Overcome, quieten or bring under control (a feeling or physical thing)
The submarine duelled (subdue) with the sea monster and overcame it. However, the crew had to control their feeling of joy when an even larger monster appeared.
Examples of subdue in a sentence
The police tried to subdue the drunken man.
He did his best to subdue his joy about his exam results.
The teacher had to subdue the class to be able to continue teaching.