Monday, 20th August 2007 : Today's Word is ...
( Verb )
Pronunciation : (sub'je-gat')
1. To bring under control
2. To make subservient
3. To win a victory over, as in battle or a competition
4. Prevail against
5. To make subservient or subordinate
6. Put down by force or intimidation
Middle English subjugaten, from Latin subiug�re, subiug�t- : sub-, sub- + iugum, yoke
� The tyrant subjugated all the peasants living in the kingdom. Once free, they were now forced to do his bidding.
� This kind of answer given in a measured official tone, as of a clergyman reading according to the rubric, did not help to justify the glories of the Eternal City.
� The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working in their lands.
Subjugation : Noun
Subjugator : Noun
Subjugable : Adjective
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