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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
verb tr.: To bring under control or to make submissive.
From Latin subjugare (to subjugate), from sub- (under) + jugum (yoke). Ultimately from the Indo-European root yeug- (to join), which is also the ancestor of such words as junction, yoke, yoga, adjust, juxtapose, junta, jugular, and jugulate. Earliest documented use: 1429.
"Even more families lost control of their land, as the Indonesian army divided and relocated communities in its attempt to subjugate the population."
Country Plots; The Economist (London, UK); May 5, 2012.
See more usage examples of subjugate in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
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