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subjugate

verb [T] uk   us   /ˈsʌb.dʒʊ.ɡeɪt/ formal

subjugate verb [T] (DEFEAT)

to defeat people or a country and rule them in a way that allows them no freedom

subjugate verb [T] (CONTROL)

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.
subjugation
noun [U] uk   us   /ˌsʌb.dʒʊˈɡeɪ.ʃən/
They are bravely resisting subjugation by their more powerful neighbours.
Translations of “subjugate”
in Chinese (Traditional) 打敗, 征服,使臣服,使屈服…
in Chinese (Simplified) 打败, 征服,使臣服,使屈服…
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