- to make a slave of; reduce to slavery: His drug addiction has completely enslaved him.
Origin of enslave
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enchain, shackle; control, dominate.
free, liberate, release.
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Examples from the Web for enslave
Once you enslave a computer to do what you want, you disable it for real love.Can Robots Fall in Love, and Why Would They?
December 31, 2013
It is a vast conspiracy that is working tirelessly to build a Matriarchy to enslave men.The Masculine Mystique
R. Tod Kelly
October 20, 2013
We want to connect the world to their creator through the book of Allah and UNO want to enslave the world to few evil creatures.The Taliban’s Letter to Malala Yousafzai
The Daily Beast
July 17, 2013
So, Comrad Tomasky, in recognition of your efforts to enslave the masses, Marxist operatives are truly indebted to you.Pol Pot and Me (and Guns)
May 8, 2013
And we will enslave our children to a hopeless future of indebtedness.America: Let Romney and Ryan Fix the Country
August 15, 2012
Men now-a-days are grown too wise to enslave themselves for women.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
Europe may enslave Asia, because it is flattering: but Europe must not free Asia, because that is responsible.Alarms and Discursions
G. K. Chesterton
And it's true, Kay: they've given up the attempt to enslave China.
Our souls they will not leave us, our bodies they enslave, they take our goods!The Wild Geese
Stanley John Weyman
He had made himself helpless beyond his affliction, to enslave her better.To-morrow
- (tr) to make a slave of; reduce to slavery; subjugate
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Word Origin and History for enslave
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