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en·slave

 (ĕn-slāv′)
tr.v. en·slaved, en·slav·ing, en·slaves
To make into or as if into a slave.

en·slave′ment n.
en·slav′er n.

enslave

(ɪnˈsleɪv)
vb
(tr) to make a slave of; reduce to slavery; subjugate
enˈslavement n
enˈslaver n

en•slave

(ɛnˈsleɪv)

v.t. -slaved, -slav•ing.
to make a slave or slaves of; reduce to or as if to slavery: to enslave a people; enslaved by drugs.
[1635–45]
en•slave′ment, n.
en•slav′er, n.

enslave


Past participle: enslaved
Gerund: enslaving

Imperative
enslave
enslave
Present
I enslave
you enslave
he/she/it enslaves
we enslave
you enslave
they enslave
Preterite
I enslaved
you enslaved
he/she/it enslaved
we enslaved
you enslaved
they enslaved
Present Continuous
I am enslaving
you are enslaving
he/she/it is enslaving
we are enslaving
you are enslaving
they are enslaving
Present Perfect
I have enslaved
you have enslaved
he/she/it has enslaved
we have enslaved
you have enslaved
they have enslaved
Past Continuous
I was enslaving
you were enslaving
he/she/it was enslaving
we were enslaving
you were enslaving
they were enslaving
Past Perfect
I had enslaved
you had enslaved
he/she/it had enslaved
we had enslaved
you had enslaved
they had enslaved
Future
I will enslave
you will enslave
he/she/it will enslave
we will enslave
you will enslave
they will enslave
Future Perfect
I will have enslaved
you will have enslaved
he/she/it will have enslaved
we will have enslaved
you will have enslaved
they will have enslaved
Future Continuous
I will be enslaving
you will be enslaving
he/she/it will be enslaving
we will be enslaving
you will be enslaving
they will be enslaving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been enslaving
you have been enslaving
he/she/it has been enslaving
we have been enslaving
you have been enslaving
they have been enslaving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been enslaving
you will have been enslaving
he/she/it will have been enslaving
we will have been enslaving
you will have been enslaving
they will have been enslaving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been enslaving
you had been enslaving
he/she/it had been enslaving
we had been enslaving
you had been enslaving
they had been enslaving
Conditional
I would enslave
you would enslave
he/she/it would enslave
we would enslave
you would enslave
they would enslave
Past Conditional
I would have enslaved
you would have enslaved
he/she/it would have enslaved
we would have enslaved
you would have enslaved
they would have enslaved
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.enslave - make a slave of; bring into servitude
subjugate, subject - make subservient; force to submit or subdue

enslave

verb subjugate, bind, dominate, trap, suppress, enthral, yoke, tyrannize, sell into slavery, reduce to slavery, enchain an alien plot to enslave humanity

enslave

verb
To make subservient or subordinate:
Translations
اسر
asserviresclavager

enslave

[ɪnˈsleɪv] VTesclavizar

enslave

[ɪnˈsleɪv] vt
(lit) (= make into a slave) → asservir, réduire à l'esclavage
(= trap) [+ person] → asservir
to be enslaved by sth → être asservi(e) par qch
to be enslaved to sth → être asservi(e) à qch

enslave

vtzum Sklaven machen; he is enslaved by the systemdas System hat ihn zum Sklaven gemacht; she is enslaved by her routinesie ist zur Sklavin ihrer Routine geworden

enslave

[ɪnˈsleɪv] vtrendere schiavo/a, schiavizzare
References in classic literature ?
From that hour he found that instead of obtaining revenge on the Stag, he had enslaved himself to the service of man.
Then the rest of you may attempt it, and soon we shall free all those who are enslaved.
It is with the oppressed, enslaved African race that I cast in my lot; and, if I wished anything, I would wish myself two shades darker, rather than one lighter.
In this point of view, what can be more natural, than that the Templars, who, we know, copied closely the luxuries of the Asiatic warriors with whom they fought, should use the service of the enslaved Africans, whom the fate of war transferred to new masters?
How or when my frenzy for him began to abate I cannot say, but it certainly waned, and it must have waned rapidly, for after no great while I found myself feeling the charm of quite different minds, as fully as if his had never enslaved me.
It was necessary, therefore, to Moses that he should find the people of Israel in Egypt enslaved and oppressed by the Egyptians, in order that they should be disposed to follow him so as to be delivered out of bondage.
But I want to view the matter, Thrasymachus, in a different way: You would not deny that a state may be unjust and may be unjustly attempting to enslave other states, or may have already enslaved them, and may be holding many of them in subjection?
I was far from expecting ever to belong to him, for the price asked for me from the time I was first enslaved was exorbitant, and always provoked either anger or derision, yet my master stuck stubbornly to it -- twenty-two dollars.
It is possible, though not easy, that the people of that island may be enslaved from other causes; but it cannot be by the prowess of an army so inconsiderable as that which has been usually kept up within the kingdom.
They were men, men like yourselves, whom you have infected with some bestial taint,-- men whom you have enslaved, and whom you still fear.
There never seem chains and ropes enough to satisfy their minds concerned with the safe binding of free ships to the strong, muddy, enslaved earth.
But later on, to fit what had occurred, the historians provided cunningly devised evidence of the foresight and genius the generals who, of all the blind tools of history were the most enslaved and involuntary.