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August 20, 2007
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Subjugate



( 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


Etymology:


Middle English subjugaten, from Latin subiugâre, subiugât- : sub-, sub- + iugum, yoke


Synonyms:


1. Enslave

2. Conquer

3. Dominate

4. Subdue

5. Master

6. Surmount

7. Subject

8. Defeat

9. Vanquish

10. Worst

11. Beat


Antonyms:


1. Liberate

2. Free

3. Emancipate


Contextual Example:


• 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.


Related Words:


Subjugation : Noun

Subjugator : Noun

Subjugable : Adjective


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