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English verb: subjugate

1. subjugate (social) put down by force or intimidation

SamplesThe government quashes any attempt of an uprising.
China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently.
The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land.

Synonymskeep down, quash, reduce, repress, subdue

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)crush, oppress, suppress

2. subjugate (social) make subservient; force to submit or subdue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)dominate, master

Narrower (hyponym)dragoon, enslave

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