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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Subjugate \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. [1913 Webster] He subjugated a king, and called him his "vassal." --Baker. [1913 Webster] Syn: To conquer; subdue; overcome. See Conquer. [1913 Webster]