from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To bring under control; conquer. See Synonyms at defeat.
- transitive v. To make subservient; enslave.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To forcibly impose obedience or servitude.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bring under the yoke; subdue; conquer; compel to submit to the dominion or control of another; vanquish.
- To make subservient; take or hold captive; bring under bondage, as the senses.
- Synonyms Vanquish, Subdue, etc. See conquer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. put down by force or intimidation
- v. make subservient; force to submit or subdue
Middle English subjugaten, from Latin subiugāre, subiugāt- : sub-, sub- + iugum, yoke; see yeug- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin subiugatus, past participle of subiugare ("to bring under the yoke, subugate"), from sub ("under") + iugum ("yoke"); see yoke. (Wiktionary)