subjugate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v subjugate put down by force or intimidation "The government quashes any attempt of an uprising","China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently","The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"
    • v subjugate make subservient; force to submit or subdue
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Subjugate To subdue, and bring under the yoke of power or dominion; to conquer by force, and compel to submit to the government or absolute control of another; to vanquish. "He subjugated a king, and called him his “vassal.”"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • subjugate To bring under the yoke; subdue; conquer; compel to submit to the dominion or control of another; vanquish.
    • subjugate To make subservient; take or hold captive; bring under bondage, as the senses.
    • subjugate Synonyms Vanquish, Subdue, etc. See conquer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Subjugate sub′jōō-gāt to bring under the yoke: to bring under power or dominion: to conquer
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. subjugatus, p. p. of subjugare, to subjugate; sub, under + jugum, a yoke. See Yoke
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. sub, under, jugum, a yoke.

Usage

In literature:

Shall I subjugate cattle?
"Humorous Masterpieces from American Literature" by Various
The Himalayas had subjugated him.
"Far to Seek" by Maud Diver
After bending before this storm the Canaanites still held possession of the land and the piecemeal process of subjugation began.
"The Bible Period by Period" by Josiah Blake Tidwell
The subjugation of Moray is said to have been carried out with the greatest severity.
"Sutherland and Caithness in Saga-Time" by James Gray
Rome must get treasure enough out of that rebellious city to repay her for her pains in subjugating it.
"The City of Delight" by Elizabeth Miller
She raised her mask for an instant, and his subjugation was complete.
"The Grey Cloak" by Harold MacGrath
Forty-five thousand men were sent to effect their subjugation.
"The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power" by John S. C. Abbott
It has always appeared to me that we poor women are easily silenced and subjugated by a strong masculine will.
"Uncle Max" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
She would give him too much trouble in the process of subjugation.
"For Woman's Love" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
There still, however, remained a certain amount of subjugation to be effected.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 5. (of 7): Persia" by George Rawlinson
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In poetry:

We know just how to play the cruel game
Of breaking in the most rebellious steeds;
And stubborn captive maids we also tame
And subjugate, to gratify our needs…
"The Scythians" by Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
Pharnaces. O great Darius!
Let thine unworthy servants' words find grace
And meet acceptance in his royal ear,
Who subjugates the East. Let not the king
With anger hear my prayer.
"Daniel. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More
Still, latter-day sages,
Smiling at this behavior, subjugating their enemies
Neatly, nicely, by disbelief or bridges,
Never grip, as the grandsires did, that devil who chuckles
From grain of the marrow and the river-bed grains.
"A Lesson In Vengeance" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

These greasy, crispy rolls are too good to skip, even if they're part of a long-term plan to subjugate the human race by our soon-to-be overlords.
From the conquest and subjugation of native peoples to Darth Vader and the Death Star, empires lack any redeeming characteristics.
According to this disturbing but fascinating history, the U.S.S.R.'s 1944–1950 subjugation of Eastern Europe was a brutal process.
WHEREAS, The Soviet Union has asserted unprecedented force in the subjugation of the Afghan Nation over the past 11 years, and.
Declaration of political subjugation .
Haiti's History: Revolution, Subjugation .
Is the strife fueled by theology and history or is it a struggle of power, subjugation and Freedom.
Originally released in the anthology Once Upon a Midnight, Roberts's short story is a sentimental fairy tale in which Aurora is destined to reclaim her dead parents' throne from an evil sorcerer king who has subjugated her kingdom.
The Chinese employed primitive hot irons (or, as I call them, " wrinkle subjugators") that were essentially maneuverable pans filled with smoldering coals.
Andrew Jackson and the Subjugation of the American Indian by Michael Paul Rogin Knopf, 373 pp.
The Restoration’s new concept album mines radicalism, the deafening power of interpretation and the use of violence to achieve subjugation.
Why use an army to subjugate a people when the government can use the IRS for the same purpose.
While Islam is also often associated with the subjugation of women, the mosque movement is seen by many Muslim women, including Houda, as liberating.
Buddhist nationalists are able to tap into deep fears that any territorial concessions to the Tamils would lead to eventual Indian subjugation.
As a secondary penal colony, Port Arthur was designed to be a place of unremitting subjugation and hardship.
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In science:

In contrast, many forms of cooperation involve altruism, in which individuals subjugate their interests to those of the group.
Cooperation in Subset Team Games: Altruism and Selfishness
Consequently, zero selfish cooperation implies that individual value is meaningless; all parts subjugate their own interests to that of the team.
Cooperation in Subset Team Games: Altruism and Selfishness
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