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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


Synonymssubject


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)dominate, master


Narrower (hyponym)dragoon, enslave









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