Examples of subjugate in a Sentence
The emperor's armies subjugated the surrounding lands.
a people subjugated by invaders
Recent Examples of subjugate from the Web
Reformers of the 1980s argued correctly that the interests of shareholders were too often subjugated to personal interest and small-group social dynamics on boards that compel unanimity.
But as satisfying as watching this moment play out in media might feel for women who have been subjugated and abused, the consequences can be jarring.
Erardi writes about him with a suggestive and subjugating prose, without grammatical pirouettes.
Mahathir was credited with modernizing Malaysia during his 22 year rule that ended in 2003 but was also known as a heavy-handed leader who imprisoned opponents and subjugated the courts.
Mahathir was credited with modernizing Malaysia during his 22-year rule that ended in 2003 but was also known as a heavy-handed leader who imprisoned opponents and subjugated the courts.
Congress worked out proposals to eradicate and subjugate Native American tribes.
That’s about wanting to control and subjugate women.
During his campaign to subjugate Scotland, Edward had cornered a group of Scottish rebels inside the walls of Stirling Castle.
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Did You Know?
Since jugus means "yoke" in Latin, subjugate means literally "bring under the yoke". Farmers control oxen by means of a heavy wooden yoke over their shoulders. In ancient Rome, conquered soldiers, stripped of their uniforms, might actually be forced to pass under an ox yoke as a sign of submission to the Roman victors. Even without an actual yoke, what happens to a population that has come under the control of another can be every bit as humiliating. In dozens of countries throughout the world, ethnic minorities are denied basic rights and view themselves as subjugated by their country's government, army, and police.
SUBJUGATE Defined for English Language Learners
: to defeat and gain control of (someone or something) by the use of force : to conquer and gain the obedience of (a group of people, a country, etc.)
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