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subjugate

Verb

1 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" [syn: repress, quash, keep down, subdue, reduce]
2 make subservient; force to submit or subdue [syn: subject]

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English

Verb

  1. To forcibly impose obedience or servitude.

Translations

to forcibly impose obedience or servitude

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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