correct by punishment or discipline
make subordinate, dependent, or subservient
"Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler"
get on top of
deal with successfully
"He overcame his shyness"
- get over
hold within limits and control
"subdue one's appetites"
"mortify the flesh"
to put down by force or authority
"suppress a nascent uprising"
"stamp down on littering"
"conquer one's desires"
- stamp down
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"
- keep down