Rout and Subdue


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Rout verb – To defeat by a large margin.
Usage example: as expected, the professional team had no trouble routing the amateurs

Subdue is a synonym for rout in win topic. In some cases you can use "Subdue" instead a verb "Rout", when it comes to topics like defeat overwhelmingly.
Nearby Words: route, routed, routing
Synonyms for Rout


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Subdue verb – To achieve a victory over.
Usage example: subdued her fear of the dark by joining a club for spelunkers

Rout is a synonym for subdue in win topic. Sometimes you can use "Rout" instead a verb "Subdue".
Nearby Words: subdual, subduing
Synonyms for Subdue

Common collocations

people rout people subdue people
weapon rout weapon subdue weapon
enemy rout enemy subdue enemy
opponents rout opponents subdue opponents
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