Definition of subjugate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

subjugate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈsʌbdʒəˌɡeɪt//
 
[usually passive]subjugate somebody/something(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they subjugate
 
he / she / it subjugates
 
past simple subjugated
 
-ing form subjugating
 
 
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to defeat someone or something; to gain control over someone or something a subjugated race Her personal ambitions had been subjugated to (= considered less important than) the needs of her family.
subjugation
 
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NAmE//ˌsʌbdʒəˈɡeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] (formal) the subjugation of Native Americans by European settlers
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