- to bring under complete control or subjection; conquer; master.
- to make submissive or subservient; enslave.
Origin of subjugate
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- to bring into subjection
- to make subservient or submissive
Word Origin for subjugate
C15: from Late Latin subjugāre to subdue, from Latin sub- + jugum yoke
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1834, agent noun in Latin form from subjugate.
early 15c., from Latin subjugatus, past participle of subjugare (see subjugation). Related: Subjugated; subjugating.
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