Sub·ju·gate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Subjugated p. pr. & vb. n. Subjugating.] To subdue, and bring under the yoke of power or dominion; to conquer by force, and compel to submit to the government or absolute control of another; to vanquish.
He subjugated a king, and called him his =\“vassal.”\= --Baker.
Syn: -- To conquer; subdue; overcome. See Conquer.
v 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]