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subjugate

verb [T] (CONTROL)    /ˈsʌb.dʒʊ.ɡeɪt/ formal
to treat yourself, your wishes, or your beliefs as being less important than other people or their wishes or beliefs: She subjugated herself to her mother's needs. Journalists must subjugate personal political convictions to their professional commitment to balance.Stop having or doing something subjugation     /ˌsʌb.dʒʊˈɡeɪ.ʃən/ noun [U] They are bravely resisting subjugation by their more powerful neighbours.Ruling and governing
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