subjugate

[suhb-juh-geyt]
verb (used with object), subjugated, subjugating.
1.
to bring under complete control or subjection; conquer; master.
2.
to make submissive or subservient; enslave.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin subjugātus, past participle of subjugāre to subjugate, equivalent to sub- sub- + jug(um) yoke1 + -ātus -ate1

subjugable [suhb-juh-guh-buhl] , adjective
subjugation, noun
subjugator, noun
nonsubjugable, adjective
self-subjugating, adjective
unsubjugated, adjective


1, 2. overcome, vanquish, reduce, overpower.
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subjugate (ˈsʌbdʒʊˌɡeɪt)
 
vb
1.  to bring into subjection
2.  to make subservient or submissive
 
[C15: from Late Latin subjugāre to subdue, from Latin sub- + jugum yoke]
 
subjugable
 
adj
 
subju'gation
 
n
 
'subjugator
 
n

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subjugate
mid-15c., from L. subjugat-, pp. stem of subjugare (see subjugation). Related: Subjugated; subjugating.
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Example sentences
Such powers have spheres of influence and subjugate lesser powers.
We understand that certain groups seek to subjugate others militarily or economically.
Terror was used purposefully and more or less indiscriminately to subjugate the entire population.
None of these views is meant to be disrespectful or trivial or to subjugate the beliefs of any group to those of any other group.
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