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August 20, 2007

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( 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 subiugâre, subiugât- : sub-, sub- + iugum, yoke


1. Enslave

2. Conquer

3. Dominate

4. Subdue

5. Master

6. Surmount

7. Subject

8. Defeat

9. Vanquish

10. Worst

11. Beat


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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