• WordNet 3.6
    • n subduer someone who overcomes and establishes ascendancy and control by force or persuasion
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Subduer One who, or that which, subdues; a conqueror.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n subduer One who or that which subdues; one who conquers and brings into subjection; a conqueror; a tamer.
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  • Johann Gottfried Von Herder
    Johann Gottfried Von Herder
    “Brave is the lion tamer, brave is the world subduer, but braver is the one who has subdued himself.”


In literature:

Rugged horse-subduers, one fears they are a little tyrannous at times.
"Latter-Day Pamphlets" by Thomas Carlyle
And he was a man-subduer as well as a woman-subduer.
"The Valley of the Moon" by Jack London
Be strong in the Lord, a hunter of the demons, a subduer of the wilderness, a woodsman of the faith.
"The Blue Flower, and Others" by Henry van Dyke
One evening a "domidor" (a subduer of horses) came for the purpose of breaking-in some colts.
"A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World" by Charles Darwin
Jim would not go to bed; he kept up the most determined struggle with sleep, subduer of mortals.
"Thyrza" by George Gissing
He was the subduer amazed by improbable defiance.
"The Crown of Life" by George Gissing
So thought Ivan, sagacious autocrat And storm-subduer; so his fierce grandson thought.
"Boris Godunov" by Alexander Pushkin
AL'COLOMB, "subduer of hearts," daughter of Abou Aibou of Damascus, and sister of Ganem.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
And that subduer of passions was surrounded by his principal counsellors in order of precedence.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2" by Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
Yea, the all-subduer Sleep Frees whom he binds, nor holds enchained for aye.
"The Seven Plays in English Verse" by Sophocles