V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: to conquer or take control by force

Synonyms: overpower, conquer, defeat, overcome, master, overthrow, subdue, enslave

Antonyms: lose, surrender

Tips: When you subjugate someone, you are making him or her subservient to you; you force someone into submission.

Usage Examples:

Extreme Islamic fundamentalists subjugate their wives and force them to obey their every command. (overpower, subdue, conquer)

The United States is set up in a way that ensures the government could never subjugate its people. (subdue, conquer, overpower)

The rebel leader's plan was to subjugate the people of the country in order to establish a new form of government. (conquer, defeat, subdue)

I was determined not to allow my boss to subjugate me with his threats. (defeat, overpower)

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