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Subjugate Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    subjugate v
  1. put down by force or intimidation; "The government quashes any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land" [syn: repress, quash, keep down, subdue, reduce]
  2. make subservient; force to submit or subdue [syn: subject]
Subjugate Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Subjugate \Sub"ju*gate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Subjugated; p. pr. & vb. n. Subjugating.] [L. subjugatus, p. p. of subjugare to subjugate; sub under + jugum a yoke. See Yoke.] To subdue, and bring under the yoke of power or dominion; to conquer by force, and compel to submit to the government or absolute control of another; to vanquish. He subjugated a king, and called him his ``vassal.'' --Baker. Syn: To conquer; subdue; overcome. See Conquer.
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    * The true measure of a man is the degree to which he has managed to subjugate his ego. - Albert Einstein

    * Life is a game in which the rules are constantly changing nothing spoils a game more than those who take it seriously. Adultery Phooey You should never subjugate yourself to another nor seek the subjugation of someone else to yourself. If you follow that Crispian principle you will be able to say 'Phooey,' too, instead of reaching for your gun when you fancy yourself betrayed. - Quentin Crisp

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