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
   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.
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         He subjugated a king, and called him his "vassal."
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   Syn: To conquer; subdue; overcome. See Conquer.
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