to bring under complete control or subjection; conquer; master.
to make submissive or subservient; enslave.
- sub·ju·ga·ble [suhb-juh-guh-buhl], /ˈsʌb dʒə gə bəl/, adjective
- sub·ju·ga·tion, noun
- sub·ju·ga·tor, noun
- non·sub·ju·ga·ble, adjective
- self-sub·ju·gat·ing, adjective
- un·sub·ju·gat·ed, adjective
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How to use subjugate in a sentence
The attack this week was deliberately coordinated to disrupt and violently subjugate the Congress.
Nature is still here, but it is often subjugated and ignored.Humans Have Rights and So Should Nature - Issue 94: Evolving | Grant Wilson | January 6, 2021 | Nautilus
They struggled with feeling like a foreigner in their marital village, and often felt isolated, abandoned and that their voice was subjugated.
The country’s modern history has been shaped by a desire to reverse what in China is known as the “century of humiliation” — when the proud and previously powerful nation was subjugated by Western powers, Russia and Japan before the 1940s.
It does not help anyone to have a situation where there’s a whole generation of a workforce that feels so subjugated by their lack of access to clean water.Uncharted Power’s Jessica O. Matthews has a plan to revive America’s crumbling infrastructure | Brooke Henderson | August 23, 2020 | Fortune
They see collusion and deception and they say Ankara is determined to subjugate them.Impotent U.S. Airstrikes, Passive Turks and an ISIS Triumph | Jamie Dettmer | October 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | James Poulos | May 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Fashion can summon the strange, can subjugate the body and render it alien just as readily as it can highlight every curve.
The whole world is in my hand and I will conquer and subjugate the world.
France could not hope to subjugate Spain; England could never possibly conquer France.
Every religion, in its origin, was a restraint invented by legislators who wished to subjugate the minds of the common people.Superstition In All Ages (1732) | Jean Meslier
An attempt to subjugate these fierce tribes made by Pedro de Andia in 1538, failed.The Indian in his Wigwam | Henry R. Schoolcraft
But she had absolutely nothing to subjugate except poor little Fairbridge.The Butterfly House | Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
The conquering immigrant peoples subjugate the native races or crowd them back.Elements of Folk Psychology | Wilhelm Wundt
Cleopatra eagerly repeated, and the desire awoke to subjugate this man who had so confidently boasted of his power of resistance.Cleopatra, Complete | Georg Ebers
British Dictionary definitions for subjugate
to bring into subjection
to make subservient or submissive
- subjugable (ˈsʌbdʒəɡəbəl), adjective
- subjugation, noun
- subjugator, noun
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