Enslave

  • 1 enslave — index force (coerce), impose (subject), subject, subjugate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Enslave — En*slave , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enslaved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enslaving}.] To reduce to slavery; to make a slave of; to subject to a dominant influence. [1913 Webster] The conquer d, also, and enslaved by war, Shall, with their freedom lost, all… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 enslave — 1640s, from EN (Cf. en ) (1) make, put in + SLAVE (Cf. slave). Related: Enslaved; enslaving …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 enslave — [v] make someone a servant bind, capture, chain, check, circumscribe, coerce, compel, confine, deprive, disenfranchise, disfranchise, dominate, enchain, enclose, enthrall, fetter, get hooks into*, hobble, hold, immure, imprison, incarcerate,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 enslave — ► VERB 1) make (someone) a slave. 2) cause (someone) to lose freedom of choice or action. DERIVATIVES enslavement noun enslaver noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 enslave — [en slāv′, inslāv′] vt. enslaved, enslaving 1. to put into slavery; make a slave of 2. to dominate; subjugate enslavement n. enslaver n …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 enslave — [[t]ɪnsle͟ɪv[/t]] enslaves, enslaving, enslaved 1) VERB To enslave someone means to make them into a slave. [be V ed] They ve been enslaved and had to do what they were told... [V n] I d die myself before I d let anyone enslave your folk ever… …

    English dictionary

  • 8 enslave — UK [ɪnˈsleɪv] / US verb [transitive] Word forms enslave : present tense I/you/we/they enslave he/she/it enslaves present participle enslaving past tense enslaved past participle enslaved 1) to make someone a slave 2) if a feeling or idea enslaves …

    English dictionary

  • 9 enslave — en•slave [[t]ɛnˈsleɪv[/t]] v. t. slaved, slav•ing to make a slave or slaves of; reduce to or as if to slavery: to enslave a people; enslaved by drugs[/ex] • Etymology: 1635–45 en•slave′ment, n. en•slav′er, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 10 enslave — transitive verb Date: 1628 to reduce to or as if to slavery ; subjugate • enslavement noun • enslaver noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 enslave — enslavement, n. enslaver, n. /en slayv /, v.t., enslaved, enslaving. to make a slave of; reduce to slavery: His drug addiction has completely enslaved him. [1635 45; EN 1 + SLAVE] Syn. enchain, shackle; control, dominate. Ant. free, liberate,… …

    Universalium

  • 12 enslave — verb To make subservient; to strip one of freedom; enthrall. See Also: slave, slavery …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 enslave — Synonyms and related words: adopt, appropriate, arrogate, assume, beat down, bind, break, browbeat, bulldoze, bully, castrate, clamp down on, coerce, colonize, compel, conquer, cow, daunt, deprive of freedom, despotize, disenfranchise,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 enslave — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. subjugate, enthrall, suppress, dominate, hold dominion over; oppress, tyrannize; addict. See subjection, habit. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. subjugate, bind, put in irons, oppress, hold under, restrain …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 enslave — en|slave [ınˈsleıv] v [T usually passive] 1.) to make someone a slave 2.) formal if something enslaves you, it completely controls your life and your actions ▪ She seemed enslaved by hatred. >enslavement n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 enslave — en|slave [ ın sleıv ] verb transitive 1. ) to make someone a SLAVE 2. ) if a feeling or idea enslaves someone, it influences everything they do or think ╾ en|slave|ment noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 enslave — en·slave || ɪn sleɪv v. make into a slave, subjugate, dominate …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 enslave — verb make (someone) a slave. ↘cause to lose freedom of choice or action. Derivatives enslavement noun enslaver noun Origin C17 (in the sense make subject to a superstition, habit, etc. ): from en 1, in 2 + slave …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 enslave — v. a. 1. Reduce to bondage, deprive of liberty, make a slave of. 2. Overpower, master, overmaster, subjugate, dominate …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 enslave — verb (transitive usually passive) 1 formal to trap someone in a situation that they cannot easily escape from: enslaved by marriage and trapped by taboos and prejudice 2 to make someone into a slave enslavement noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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