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."
Syn. -- To conquer; subdue; overcome. See Conquer.
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