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sub·ju·gate

 (sŭb′jə-gāt′)
tr.v. sub·ju·gat·ed, sub·ju·gat·ing, sub·ju·gates
1. To bring under control, especially by military force; conquer.
2. To make subordinate or subject to the dominion of something else: "The urgency of the mating season is subjugated, for the moment, to the demands of self-preservation" (David M. Carroll).

[Middle English subjugaten, from Latin subiugāre, subiugāt- : sub-, sub- + iugum, yoke; see yeug- in Indo-European roots.]

sub′ju·ga′tion n.
sub′ju·ga′tor n.

subjugate

(ˈsʌbdʒʊˌɡeɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to bring into subjection
2. to make subservient or submissive
[C15: from Late Latin subjugāre to subdue, from Latin sub- + jugum yoke]
subjugable adj
ˌsubjuˈgation n
ˈsubjuˌgator n

sub•ju•gate

(ˈsʌb dʒəˌgeɪt)

v.t. -gat•ed, -gat•ing.
1. to bring under complete control or subjection; conquer; master.
2. to make submissive or subservient; enslave.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin subjugātus, past participle of subjugāre= Latin sub- sub- + -jugāre, v. derivative of jugum yoke; see -ate1]
sub`ju•ga′tion, n.
sub′ju•ga`tor, n.

subjugate


Past participle: subjugated
Gerund: subjugating

Imperative
subjugate
subjugate
Present
I subjugate
you subjugate
he/she/it subjugates
we subjugate
you subjugate
they subjugate
Preterite
I subjugated
you subjugated
he/she/it subjugated
we subjugated
you subjugated
they subjugated
Present Continuous
I am subjugating
you are subjugating
he/she/it is subjugating
we are subjugating
you are subjugating
they are subjugating
Present Perfect
I have subjugated
you have subjugated
he/she/it has subjugated
we have subjugated
you have subjugated
they have subjugated
Past Continuous
I was subjugating
you were subjugating
he/she/it was subjugating
we were subjugating
you were subjugating
they were subjugating
Past Perfect
I had subjugated
you had subjugated
he/she/it had subjugated
we had subjugated
you had subjugated
they had subjugated
Future
I will subjugate
you will subjugate
he/she/it will subjugate
we will subjugate
you will subjugate
they will subjugate
Future Perfect
I will have subjugated
you will have subjugated
he/she/it will have subjugated
we will have subjugated
you will have subjugated
they will have subjugated
Future Continuous
I will be subjugating
you will be subjugating
he/she/it will be subjugating
we will be subjugating
you will be subjugating
they will be subjugating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been subjugating
you have been subjugating
he/she/it has been subjugating
we have been subjugating
you have been subjugating
they have been subjugating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been subjugating
you will have been subjugating
he/she/it will have been subjugating
we will have been subjugating
you will have been subjugating
they will have been subjugating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been subjugating
you had been subjugating
he/she/it had been subjugating
we had been subjugating
you had been subjugating
they had been subjugating
Conditional
I would subjugate
you would subjugate
he/she/it would subjugate
we would subjugate
you would subjugate
they would subjugate
Past Conditional
I would have subjugated
you would have subjugated
he/she/it would have subjugated
we would have subjugated
you would have subjugated
they would have subjugated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.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"
crush, oppress, suppress - come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority; "The government oppresses political activists"
2.subjugate - make subservient; force to submit or subdue
dragoon - subjugate by imposing troops
enslave - make a slave of; bring into servitude
dominate, master - have dominance or the power to defeat over; "Her pain completely mastered her"; "The methods can master the problems"

subjugate

verb conquer, master, overcome, defeat, crush, suppress, put down, overthrow, tame, lick (informal), subdue, overpower, quell, rule over, enslave, vanquish, hold sway over, bring to heel, bring (someone) to his knees, bring under the yoke Their costly attempt to subjugate the citizens lasted 10 years.

subjugate

verb
1. To win a victory over, as in battle or a competition:
Informal: trim, whip.
Slang: ace, lick.
Idioms: carry the day, get the best of, get the better of, go someone one better.
2. To make subservient or subordinate:
Translations
podčinitipodjarmitipodvlastiti

subjugate

[ˈsʌbdʒʊgeɪt] VTsubyugar, sojuzgar

subjugate

[ˈsʌbdʒʊgeɪt] vt
[+ people, country] → subjuguer
[+ desires, ambition] → dompter

subjugate

subjugate

[ˈsʌbdʒʊˌgeɪt] vtsottomettere, soggiogare
References in classic literature ?
He was a simple and devoted soul; but when he devoted himself to me entirely I began to hate him immediately and repulsed him--as though all I needed him for was to win a victory over him, to subjugate him and nothing else.
He set the picture of her up, beside the infamous image of last night; and thought, Could it be, that the whole earthly course of one so gentle, good, and self-denying, was subjugate to such a wretch as that!
Communism deprives no man of the power to appropriate the products of society; all that it does is to deprive him of the power to subjugate the labour of others by means of such appropriation.
1814, when that brave and accomplished officer endeavoured to subjugate the clan merely to gratify the mortal hatred of his allies the Nukuhevas and Happars.
Their central idea, their grand aim, is to subjugate you, keep you down, make you feel insignificant and humble in the blaze of their cosmopolitan glory
It was a younger, slighter, rosier beauty - lovely indeed, but with far less dignity and depth of soul - without that indefinable grace, that keenly spiritual yet gentle charm, that ineffable power to attract and subjugate the heart - my heart at least.
Most certainly, Emily would ruin everything," Lady Southdown said; and this time agreed to forego her usual practice, which was, as we have said, before she bore down personally upon any individual whom she proposed to subjugate, to fire in a quantity of tracts upon the menaced party (as a charge of the French was always preceded by a furious cannonade).
Strange as may be the historical account of how some king or emperor, having quarreled with another, collects an army, fights his enemy's army, gains a victory by killing three, five, or ten thousand men, and subjugates a kingdom and an entire nation of several millions, all the facts of history (as far as we know it) confirm the truth of the statement that the greater or lesser success of one army against another is the cause, or at least an essential indication, of an increase or decrease in the strength of the nation- even though it is unintelligible why the defeat of an army- a hundredth part of a nation- should oblige that whole nation to submit.
No invader could subjugate Punjab without first subjugating the Pathans or Sindhis or Hindustanis.
It is sheer hypocrisy, duplicity, and an attempt to subjugate Arabs to Iranian influence," Gargash remarked.
ISLAMABAD -- Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria has strongly condemned the coercive pressure tactics by New Delhi to harass the Kashmiri leadership and subjugate the indigenous Kashmiri struggle to the oppressive Indian regime.
Saudi Arabia is neither a colonial empire like the former Great Britain nor it aims to pursue any expansionist ambitions to subjugate the rest of the Muslim countries or non-Muslim world.