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Definition of "subjugate" [sub•ju•gate]

  • To bring under control; conquer. See Synonyms at defeat. (verb-transitive)
  • To make subservient; enslave. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "subjugate" in a sentence
  • "Never did yell or kick send his hot blood from heart to head deluging his sensitive brain with fiery currents, driving him into frenzy or blinding him with fear; but touches, soft and gentle as a woman's, caressing words, and oats given from the open palm, and unfailing kindness, were the means I used to 'subjugate' him."
  • "Now you are saying that your answer was only directed towards the "subjugate" part."
  • ""subjugate" in the debate over and over again, by people from people all along the political spectrum."