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subjugate

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Definition to force into submission
in various senses, including:
  • when a people are defeated in battle and oppressed — as in "The Romans subjugated most of Europe."
  • when something is treated as less important than something else — as in "subjugate the desires of the individual to the desires of the state," or "subjugate instinct to reason"
  • The essay discusses that era's subjugation of women in a male-dominated world.
subjugation = forced submission to another's dominance
(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • The Taliban wants total subjugation to their religious law.
  • subjugation = forced submission to another's dominance
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • The region was never fully subjugated by the Romans.
  • subjugated = forced into submission
  • She subjugates her heart to her head.
  • subjugates = forces into submission
  • The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land.
  • subjugated = forced into submission
  • These are the implements of war and subjugation; the last arguments to which kings resort.
    Patrick Henry  --  Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death
  • subjugation = the act of forcing others into submission
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • None of 'em ever was subjugated to such supernatural tortures as I have been.
    O. Henry  --  The Ransom of Red Chief
  • subjugated = forced to submit
  • It was mournful, indeed, to witness the subjugation of that vigorous spirit to a corporeal infirmity.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • The elves controlled them and used them to subjugate humans.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • But the moral issue of the subjugation of women isn't frivolous today any more than slavery was in the 1790s.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • All subjugated to the will of all.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • But when they are done fighting, Sounis, Eddis, and Attolia must be united to fight the winner or we will be subjugated as we never were before.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  The Thief
  • It kept Richard Parker in partial subjugation.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • His growing helplessness kept her in subjugation; she tenderly nursed him.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • The bold and reckless young blood of ten-years back was subjugated and was turned into a torpid, submissive, middle-aged, stout gentleman.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Now that he did, it was a startling thing, a dark catalog of subjugation and struggle.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Or even subjugation, like most rapes.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • But Fletcher was saying that the most powerful ideas had been subjugated... because they jeopardized the existence of the Orthodox Church.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Soon the Father, subjugated by love and sleep, lay still.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • In their eyes, they had been subjugated by the old Crackers, and now they were subjugated again by people who were not even born there.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin'

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