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subjugate

[ suhb-juh-geyt ]
/ 藞s蕦b d蕭蓹藢ge瑟t /
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verb (used with object), sub路ju路gat路ed, sub路ju路gat路ing.
to bring under complete control or subjection; conquer; master.
to make submissive or subservient; enslave.
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Origin of subjugate

1400鈥50; late Middle English <Late Latin subjug膩tus, past participle of subjug膩re to subjugate, equivalent to sub-sub- + jug(um) yoke1 + -膩tus-ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for subjugate

subjugate
/ (藞s蕦bd蕭蕣藢伞e瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to bring into subjection
to make subservient or submissive

Derived forms of subjugate

subjugable (藞s蕦bd蕭蓹伞蓹bl), adjectivesubjugation, nounsubjugator, noun

Word Origin for subjugate

C15: from Late Latin subjug膩re to subdue, from Latin sub- + jugum yoke
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