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suru verb - special class
Transitive verb
to hold back (e.g. emotions), to rein in (e.g. a horse, unruly people), to bridle

to get the better of
to control, to commandbeherrschen, unterdrücken, im Zaum halten, zurückhalten, bewältigen, aufhalten, kontrollieren, dominieren
ON: セイ
system, law, rule

Conjugated forms
Example sentences
毒を持って毒を制すだ!Parts: (どく), 持つ (もつ), (どく), 制する (せいする)We've got to fight fire with fire!

彼らは国会で過半数を制した。Parts: 彼ら (かれら), 国会 (こっかい), 過半数 (かはんすう), 制する (せいする)They commanded a majority in the Diet.

彼は理性で情欲を制することが出来る。Parts: (かれ), 理性 (りせい), 情欲 (じょうよく), 制する (せいする), (こと), 出来る (できる)He is able to subordinate passion to reason.

毒を持って毒を制す。Parts: (どく), 持つ (もつ), (どく), 制する (せいする)Diamond cuts diamond.

先んすれば人を制す、早い者勝ち。Parts: (さき), すれば, (ひと), 制する (せいする), 早い (はやい), (もの), 勝ち (かち)
柔よく剛を制す。Parts: (じゅう), 良く (よく), (ごう), 制する (せいする)Soft words win hard hearts.

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