enslave


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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.
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enslave

(ɪnˈsleɪv)
vb
(tr) to make a slave of; reduce to slavery; subjugate
enˈslavement n
enˈslaver n
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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.
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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
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.enslave - make a slave of; bring into servitude
subjugate, subject - make subservient; force to submit or subdue
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enslave

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

verb
To make subservient or subordinate:
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Translations
اسر
asserviresclavager

enslave

[ɪnˈsleɪv] VTesclavizar
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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
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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
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enslave

[ɪnˈsleɪv] vtrendere schiavo/a, schiavizzare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
I now understood what had been to me a most perplexing difficulty--to wit, the white man's power to enslave the black man.
The rendering a people fit for war, that they may enslave their inferiors ought not to be the care of the legislator; but that they may not themselves be reduced to slavery by others.
Thus, not all the charms of the incomparable Sophia; not all the dazzling brightness, and languishing softness of her eyes; the harmony of her voice, and of her person; not all her wit, good-humour, greatness of mind, or sweetness of disposition, had been able so absolutely to conquer and enslave the heart of poor Jones, as this little incident of the muff.
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?
"This was all we ever had to do until the Golden Cap fell into the hands of the Wicked Witch of the West, who made us enslave the Winkies, and afterward drive Oz himself out of the Land of the West.
He was a bad man and a powerful monarch, and he had resolved to destroy the Land of Oz and its magnificent Emerald City, to enslave Princess Ozma and little Dorothy and all the Oz people, and recover his Magic Belt.
If Lagosians do not want to enslave themselves tomorrow, Bola Tinubu would not have the kind of power he is holding that he can decide on who should be what and who should not be,' Ojikutu said.
For me to proclaim anyone emancipated requires me to own the authority to enslave that person, which I reject.