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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of subjugare, from jugum 'yoke'

subjugate

verb
     
sub‧ju‧gate [transitive usually passive] formal
to defeat a person or group and make them obey you:
The native population was subjugated and exploited.
subjugate somebody to somebody/something
Her own needs had been subjugated to (=not considered as important as) the needs of her family.
subjugation noun [uncountable]

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