English verb: subjugate
|1.||subjugate (social) put down by force or intimidation|
|Samples||The government quashes any attempt of an uprising.|
China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently.
The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land.
|Synonyms||keep down, quash, reduce, repress, subdue|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----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 use||Somebody ----s somebody|
|Broader (hypernym)||dominate, master|
|Narrower (hyponym)||dragoon, enslave|