Definition of Subjugate

1. Verb. Put down by force or intimidation. "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"

Exact synonyms: Keep Down, Quash, Reduce, Repress, Subdue
Generic synonyms: Crush, Oppress, Suppress
Derivative terms: Repression, Repression, Repressive, Subduer



2. Verb. Make subservient; force to submit or subdue.
Exact synonyms: Subject
Specialized synonyms: Dragoon, Enslave
Generic synonyms: Dominate, Master
Derivative terms: Subject, Subjection, Subjection, Subjugation, Subjugator

Definition of Subjugate

1. v. t. 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.

Definition of Subjugate

1. Verb. To forcibly impose obedience or servitude. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Subjugate

1. [v -GATED, -GATING, -GATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Subjugate

subjectless
subjectness
subjects
subjectwise
subjet
subjets
subjicible
subjoin
subjoinder
subjoinders
subjoined
subjoining
subjoins
subjugable
subjugal
subjugate (current term)
subjugated
subjugates
subjugating
subjugation
subjugations
subjugator
subjugators
subjunct
subjunction
subjunctions
subjunctive
subjunctive mood
subjunctive moods
subjunctively

Literary usage of Subjugate

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1. A Selection of English Synonyms by Elizabeth Jane Whately, Richard Whately (1860)
"subjugate' (which originally means, to bring under the yoke) implies external ... 'subjugate' is always'used in speaking of nations — never of individuals, ..."

2. English Synonymes Explained: In Alphabetical Order ; with Copious by George Crabb (1883)
"... and subdue are both employed with regard to nations that are compelled to submit to the conqueror : but subjugate expresses even more than subdue, ..."

3. The Reformation by George Park Fisher (1873)
"His final defeat in the attempt to subjugate the Protestants left the Empire weak. It is not true that Germany lost its political unity through the ..."

4. The Reformation by George Park Fisher (1906)
"His final defeat in the attempt to subjugate the Protestants left the Empire weak. It is not true that Germany lost its political unity through the ..."

5. The World's Best Orations: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time by David Josiah Brewer, Edward Archibald Allen, William Schuyler (1899)
"... WILL THE UNITED STATES subjugate CANADA? (Delivered in the House of Commons on the Defense of Canada in 1865) I HOPE the debate on the defense of Canada ..."

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