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subjugate

verb [T] (DEFEAT)    /ˈsʌb.dʒʊ.ɡeɪt/ formal
to defeat people or a country and rule them in a way that allows them no freedomRuling and governing subjugation     /ˌsʌb.dʒʊˈɡeɪ.ʃən/ noun [U] They are bravely resisting subjugation by their more powerful neighbours.Ruling and governing
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