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subjugate

sub·ju·gate

subjugate

 
pronunciation:
suhb j geIt
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: subjugated, subjugates, subjugating
definition 1: to win mastery over, as by military conquest; subdue; vanquish.
The Mongols subjugated the lands of Central Asia and Eastern Europe.
synonyms:
conquer, rout, subdue, vanquish
similar words:
bow, crush, defeat, master, overpower, overwhelm, quell
definition 2: to force into submission or subservience; enslave.
The nobles subjugated the peasants.
synonyms:
enslave, enthrall, yoke
antonyms:
liberate
similar words:
dominate, enchain, oppress, overthrow, subject, subordinate
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derivations: subjugable (adj.), subjugation (n.), subjugator (n.)
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