subdue (

     v 1: put down by force or intimidation; "The government quashes
          any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her
          dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners
          subjugated the peasants working the land" [syn: repress,
           quash, keep down, subjugate, reduce]
     2: to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent
        uprising", "stamp down on littering" "conquer one's
        desires" [syn: suppress, stamp down, inhibit, conquer,
     3: hold within limits and control; "subdue one's appetites"
        [syn: mortify]
     4: get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his
        shyness" [syn: overcome, get over, surmount, master]
     5: correct by punishment or discipline [syn: tame, chasten]