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subjugate (v.)

early 15c., a back-formation from subjugation or else from Latin subiugatus, past participle of subiugare "to subjugate, subdue," literally "bring under the yoke," from sub "under" (see sub-) + iugum "yoke," from PIE root *yeug- "to join." Related: Subjugated; subjugating.

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Definitions of subjugate from WordNet

subjugate (v.)
put down by force or intimidation;
The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land
Synonyms: repress / quash / keep down / subdue / reduce
subjugate (v.)
make subservient; force to submit or subdue;
Synonyms: subject
From wordnet.princeton.edu