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subjugate

[suhb-juh-geyt] /ˈsʌb dʒəˌgeɪt/
verb (used with object), subjugated, subjugating.
1.
to bring under complete control or subjection; conquer; master.
2.
to make submissive or subservient; enslave.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Late Latin subjugātus, past participle of subjugāre to subjugate, equivalent to sub- sub- + jug(um) yoke1 + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
subjugable
[suhb-juh-guh-buh l] /ˈsʌb dʒə gə bəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
subjugation, noun
subjugator, noun
nonsubjugable, adjective
self-subjugating, adjective
unsubjugated, adjective
Synonyms
1, 2. overcome, vanquish, reduce, overpower.
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British Dictionary definitions for subjugating

subjugate

/ˈsʌbdʒʊˌɡeɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to bring into subjection
2.
to make subservient or submissive
Derived Forms
subjugable (ˈsʌbdʒəɡəbəl) adjective
subjugation, noun
subjugator, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Late Latin subjugāre to subdue, from Latin sub- + jugum yoke
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Word Origin and History for subjugating

subjugate

v.

early 15c., from Latin subjugatus, past participle of subjugare (see subjugation). Related: Subjugated; subjugating.

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