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Meaning of SUBJUGATE

Pronunciation:  'subju`geyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  put down by force or intimidation; "The government quashes any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"
  2. [v]  make subservient; force to submit
 

SUBJUGATE is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: keep down, quash, reduce, repress, subdue, subject
 
 See Also: clamp down, crush, dominate, dragoon, enslave, master, oppress, suppress

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

      He subjugated a king, and called him his ``vassal.''
                                               --Baker.

Syn: To conquer; subdue; overcome. See {Conquer}.

 

 

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