UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsʌbdʒʊgeɪt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈsʌbdʒəˌgeɪt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(subjə gāt′)

Inflections of 'subjugate' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
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
sub•ju•gate /ˈsʌbdʒəˌgeɪt/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], -gat•ed, -gat•ing. 
  1. to bring under complete control; conquer:The invaders subjugated the farmers.
  2. to make less important:subjugating his desires to play golf to the needs of his family.
sub•ju•ga•tion /ˌsʌbdʒəˈgeɪʃən/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
sub•ju•gate  (subjə gāt′),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -gat•ed, -gat•ing. 
  1. to bring under complete control or subjection; conquer;
  2. to make submissive or subservient;
sub•ju•ga•ble  (subjə gāt′),USA pronunciation adj.  sub′ju•gation, n. 
subju•ga′tor, n. 
  • Late Latin subjugātus, past participle of subjugāre to subjugate, equivalent. to sub- sub- + jug(um) yoke1 + -ātus -ate1
  • late Middle English 1400–50
    • 1, 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged overcome, vanquish, reduce, overpower.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
subjugate /ˈsʌbdʒʊˌɡeɪt/ vb (transitive)
  1. to bring into subjection
  2. to make subservient or submissive
Etymology: 15th Century: from Late Latin subjugāre to subdue, from Latin sub- + jugum yoke

subjugable /ˈsʌbdʒəɡəbəl/ adj ˌsubjuˈgation n ˈsubjuˌgator n
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