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Synonyms for subjugate
ˈsʌb dʒəˌgeɪtsub·ju·gate

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. subjugate

    To defeat an enemy is to gain an advantage for the time; to vanquish is to win a signal victory; to conquer is to overcome so effectually that the victory is regarded as final. Conquer, in many cases, carries the idea of possession; as, to conquer respect, affection, peace, etc. A country is conquered when its armies are defeated and its territory is occupied by the enemy; it may be subjected to indemnity or to various disabilities; it is subjugated when it is held helplessly and continuously under military control; it is subdued when all resistance has died out. An army is defeated when forcibly driven back; it is routed when it is converted into a mob of fugitives. Compare BEAT.

    Synonyms:
    beat, checkmate, conquer, crush, defeat, discomfit, down, humble, master, overcome, overmaster, overmatch, overpower, overthrow, prevail over, put down, reduce, rout, subdue, subject, surmount, vanquish, win, worst

    Antonyms:
    capitulate, cede, fail, fall, fly, forfeit, lose, resign, retire, retreat, submit, succumb, surrender, yield

Princeton's WordNet

  1. repress, quash, keep down, subdue, subjugate, reduceverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    chasten, strangle, get over, suppress, concentrate, master, conquer, avoid, quash, slim down, boil down, surmount, scale down, annul, trim down, thin out, inhibit, lose weight, decoct, cut, foreshorten, nullify, abbreviate, trim, slenderize, subject, shorten, deoxidise, crucify, cut down, abridge, reduce, contract, melt off, subdue, curb, stamp down, invalidate, deoxidize, come down, subordinate, tame, number, mortify, dilute, slim, shrink, smother, thin, bring down, trim back, cut back, overcome, muffle, keep down, stifle, void, repress, tighten

  2. subjugate, subjectverb

    make subservient; force to submit or subdue

    Synonyms:
    subdue, submit, keep down, repress, subject, reduce, quash

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  1. subjugateverb

    Synonyms:
    CONQUER, vanquish, subdue, overcome, beat, overpower, overbear, overthrow, master, subject

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "subjugate":

    enslave, subdue, conquer

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How to use subjugate in a sentence?

  1. Quentin Crisp:

    Life is a game in which the rules are constantly changing; nothing spoils a game more than those who take it seriously. Adultery? Phooey! You should never subjugate yourself to another nor seek the subjugation of someone else to yourself. If you follow that Crispian principle you will be able to say Phooey, too, instead of reaching for your gun when you fancy yourself betrayed.

  2. Quentin Crisp:

    Life is a game in which the rules are constantly changing nothing spoils a game more than those who take it seriously. Adultery Phooey You should never subjugate yourself to another nor seek the subjugation of someone else to yourself. If you follow that Crispian principle you will be able to say 'Phooey,' too, instead of reaching for your gun when you fancy yourself betrayed.

  3. Carl William Brown:

    In the past, to subjugate the people, the powerful used force, laws and religion; now, they also have football and television.

  4. Ben Carson:

    I said anybody, doesn't matter what their religious background, if they accept American values and principles and are willing to subjugate their religious beliefs to our Constitution, i have no problem with them.

  5. Antony Blinken:

    What's at stake is not simply, as important as it is, Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty, independence but very basic principles that have, in a hard-fought way after two World Wars and a Cold War, undergirded security, peace and prosperity for countries around the world -- principles like one country can't simply change the borders of another by force ; principles like one country can't simply dictate to another its choices, its policies, with who it will associate ; principles like one country can't exert a sphere of influence to subjugate its neighbors to its will, if we allow those principles to be challenged with impunity, even if it's half a world away in Europe, that will have an impact here as well.


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