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.

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 ?
'The reference,' proceeds Mortimer, 'which I suppose to be made by my honourable and fair enslaver opposite, is to the following circumstance.
And so ends the story to which my honourable and fair enslaver opposite referred.'
It would undoubtedly have gone hard with Kit's face, but that the wary constable, foreseeing her design, drew him aside at the critical moment, and thus placed Mr Chuckster in circumstances of some jeopardy; for that gentleman happening to be next the object of Miss Brass's wrath; and rage being, like love and fortune, blind; was pounced upon by the fair enslaver, and had a false collar plucked up by the roots, and his hair very much dishevelled, before the exertions of the company could make her sensible of her mistake.
Wolf Larsen it was, always Wolf Larsen, enslaver and tormentor of men, a male Circe and these his swine, suffering brutes that grovelled before him and revolted only in drunkenness and in secrecy.
The devotion of Mr Sparkler was only to be equalled by the caprice and cruelty of his enslaver. Sometimes she would prefer him to such distinction of notice, that he would chuckle aloud with joy; next day, or next hour, she would overlook him so completely, and drop him into such an abyss of obscurity, that he would groan under a weak pretence of coughing.
It's not fair to abuse my confidence,' I answered, reddening at the recollection of my blue enslaver. 'But I shall confide in you, just the same, Agnes.
'Nickleby,' said Mr Mantalini in tears, 'you have been made a witness to this demnition cruelty, on the part of the demdest enslaver and captivator that never was, oh dem!
The fat boy, with elephantine playfulness, stretched out his arms to ravish a kiss; but as it required no great agility to elude him, his fair enslaver had vanished before he closed them again; upon which the apathetic youth ate a pound or so of steak with a sentimental countenance, and fell fast asleep.
African American soldiers drew different assumptions about occupation duty because they were often in a position of authority over their former enslavers. They saw themselves as an army of liberation and commonly destroyed symbols of enslavement such as slave jails and whipping posts.
Walcott looks to the African continent as a descendent of those who were kidnapped and enslaved (as well as the enslavers), while Makoha, who left Uganda as a child, considers Africa not from the standpoint of the postplantation West Indies, but from the experience of a contemporary African immigrant to the Global North.
Most information about her comes from Civil War era memoirs, where she is shown to be a worthy, reliable, and exceptional enslaved woman, who diligently cared for not only the big house and her owners, but her enslavers' children as well.
The first article refers to Government as enemies of Islam, the tyrannous rulers of India and the enslavers of Mother India.