[ suhb-juh-geyt ]
/ ˈsʌb dʒəˌgeɪt /
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verb (used with object), sub·ju·gat·ed, sub·ju·gat·ing.
to bring under complete control or subjection; conquer; master.
to make submissive or subservient; enslave.
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Origin of subjugate
OTHER WORDS FROM subjugate
sub·ju·ga·ble [suhb-juh-guh-buhl], /ˈsʌb dʒə gə bəl/, adjectivesub·ju·ga·tion, nounsub·ju·ga·tor, nounnon·sub·ju·ga·ble, adjective
self-sub·ju·gat·ing, adjectiveun·sub·ju·gat·ed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for subjugate
Mr. Hartopp felt not only mortified but subjugated,—he who had hitherto been the soft subjugator of the hardest.What Will He Do With It, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
British Dictionary definitions for subjugate
/ (ˈsʌbdʒʊˌɡeɪt) /
to bring into subjection
to make subservient or submissive
Derived forms of subjugatesubjugable (ˈsʌbdʒəɡəbəl), adjectivesubjugation, nounsubjugator, noun
Word Origin for subjugate
C15: from Late Latin subjugāre to subdue, from Latin sub- + jugum yoke
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