- to bring under complete control or subjection; conquer; master.
- to make submissive or subservient; enslave.
Origin of subjugate
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Examples from the Web for subjugate
They see collusion and deception and they say Ankara is determined to subjugate them.Impotent U.S. Airstrikes, Passive Turks and an ISIS Triumph
October 3, 2014
It was not an act of genocide, but it was the largest and most enduring program devised by man to subjugate a race.Rand Paul’s Comments on GOP Voter-ID Laws Mark a Turning Point
May 13, 2014
Fashion can summon the strange, can subjugate the body and render it alien just as readily as it can highlight every curve.Monsters of Fashion Exhibition Opens in Paris
February 20, 2013
The whole world is in my hand and I will conquer and subjugate the world.Twilight of the Moonies and Scientologists?
September 16, 2012
France could not hope to subjugate Spain; England could never possibly conquer France.1812 and the American Way of War
June 9, 2012
Abyssinia, though Italy attempted to subjugate it, is again also independent.Up To Date Business
They wished not only to subjugate the European, but the Asiatic mind.
They weren't trying to subjugate the Huks, but to make them behave.A Matter of Importance
William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Well then, they must know her as well as Mr. Harby, they must first be subjugate to her.The Rainbow
D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
The Hun had failed to subjugate the world, and he was a barbarous, mad creature.The Sleuth of St. James's Square
Melville Davisson Post
- to bring into subjection
- to make subservient or submissive
Word Origin and History for subjugate
early 15c., from Latin subjugatus, past participle of subjugare (see subjugation). Related: Subjugated; subjugating.