enslave

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɪnˈsleɪv/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ɛnˈsleɪv/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(en slāv)

Inflections of 'enslave' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
enslaves
v 3rd person singular
enslaving
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
enslaved
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
enslaved
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
en•slave /ɛnˈsleɪv/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], -slaved, -slav•ing. 
  1. to put into slavery: a lord who enslaved the peasants;
    enslaved by drugs.
en•slave•ment, n. [uncountable]
en•slav•er, n. [countable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
en•slave  (en slāv),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -slaved, -slav•ing. 
  1. to make a slave of;
    reduce to slavery:His drug addiction has completely enslaved him.
en•slavement, n. 
en•slaver, n. 
  • en-1 + slave 1635–45
    enchain, shackle;
    control, dominate.
    free, liberate, release.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
enslave /ɪnˈsleɪv/ vb
  1. (transitive) to make a slave of; reduce to slavery; subjugate

enˈslavement n enˈslaver n
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