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"enslave" in British English

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enslaveverb [T often passive]

uk   us   /ɪnˈsleɪv/
to ​force someone to ​remain in a ​badsituation : Women in this ​region were enslaved by ​poverty. to make a slave of someone: The early ​settlers enslaved or ​killed much of the ​nativepopulation. literary to ​control someone's ​actions, ​thoughts, ​emotions, or ​lifecompletely: We are ​increasingly enslaved by ​technology. Guilt enslaved her.
enslavement
noun [U] uk   us   /-mənt/
(Definition of enslave from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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enslaveverb [T]

 us   /ɪnˈsleɪv/
to ​control someone by ​keeping the ​person in a ​bad or ​difficultsituation where the ​person is not ​free, or to make a ​slave (= ​personlegallyowned) of someone
(Definition of enslave from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “enslave”
in Chinese (Simplified) 奴役, 使成为奴隶, 控制…
in Turkish esir/tutsak etmek…
in Russian порабощать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 奴役, 使成爲奴隸, 控制…
in Polish zniewalać…
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