Subjugate Sub"ju*gate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Subjugated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Subjugating}.] [L. subjugatus, p. p. of subjugare to subjugate; sub under + jugum a yoke. See {Yoke}.] To subdue, and bring under the yoke of power or dominion; to conquer by force, and compel to submit to the government or absolute control of another; to vanquish. [1913 Webster]

He subjugated a king, and called him his ``vassal.'' --Baker. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To conquer; subdue; overcome. See {Conquer}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • subjugate — [v] overpower, defeat bear down, beat down, bring to heel*, bring to knees*, coerce, compel, conquer, crush, enslave, enthrall, force, hold sway, keep under thumb*, kick around*, overcome, overthrow, put down, quell, reduce, reel back in*, rule,… …   New thesaurus

  • subjugate — ► VERB ▪ bring under domination or control, especially by conquest. DERIVATIVES subjugation noun. ORIGIN Latin subjugare bring under a yoke , from jugum yoke …   English terms dictionary

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  • subjugate — UK [ˈsʌbdʒʊɡeɪt] / US [ˈsʌbdʒəˌɡeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms subjugate : present tense I/you/we/they subjugate he/she/it subjugates present participle subjugating past tense subjugated past participle subjugated to defeat a place or a group… …   English dictionary

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