subjugate Definition in Cambridge British English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of "subjugate" - British English Dictionary

See all translations

subjugateverb [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…
(Definition of subjugate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of subjugate?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “subjugate” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
athlete

a person who is very good at sports or physical exercise, especially one who competes in organized events

Word of the Day

When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
by Kate Woodford,
July 22, 2015
Here at ‘About Words’ we’re always happy to get ideas for posts that we could write. A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on the language of meals and we thought this an excellent idea. If you are reading this post and have an idea for a topic or

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More