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verb [transitive] subjugate pronunciation in British English /ˈsʌbdʒʊɡeɪt/
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present participlesubjugating
past tensesubjugated
past participlesubjugated
  1. to defeat a place or a group of people and force them to obey you

    Just 50 years later, England was again subjugated by the Normans.

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 subjugate pronunciation in British English /ˌsʌbdʒʊˈɡeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]

sea lion

in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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