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subjugate to (someone or something)

1. To conquer someone according to the whims or dominion of someone else, especially through the use of military force. A noun or pronoun is used between "subjugate" and "to." Soldiers have spread throughout the country, subjugating the people to the self-proclaimed emperor.
2. To have something be subject to or under the dominion of something else. A noun or pronoun is used between "subjugate" and "to"; often used in passive constructions. Everyone's generosity and magnanimity are inevitably subjugated to their own demands of survival and self-preservation. You cannot subjugate people's religious faith to the demands of the government.
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subjugate someone to someone

to suppress someone in someone else's favor. The army sought to subjugate everyone to the king.
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Together we pray for an end to terrorism that falsely claims to advance Islam and seeks to subjugate our land to the brutal IS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria),' Abella said.
TEHRAN (FNA)- American commentator Mike Harris said Israel is using Saudi Arabia as its surrogate to subjugate the Yemeni people as part of a larger plan to dominate the whole Middle East, warning that proof and evidence shows that the Saudis are using "nuclear bombs" against the civilian population in Yemen.
For instance, Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz and Maria Lugones contributions both move us away from the detached knower and Western models that dominate epistemology and subjugate alternate ways of knowing.
Syria "The conflict will continue and the pressure to subjugate will also continue," said Assad in an interview with the Sunday Times.
Clearly this organisation is determined to constantly insist that their particular bible teachings subjugate the law of the land.
forces might find their numbers insufficient to defeat the enemy and subjugate his population-evidence of having been assigned an inappropriate mission.
In it the evil space villain, General Pandemonium, and his dopey sidekick, Lieutenant Kurse, plot their domination of Earth; they intend to subjugate the people with their powerful pants-plummeting ray, turning the population into helpless 'bare-bottomed buffoons'.
Back in the real world, real people know why these garments subjugate women; why they are a two-fingered salute to Western values and why they are an enormous security risk.
SANGHAR, June 13 -- The president of Supreme Court Bar Association, Qazi Muhammad Anwar has said that the rulers wanted to subjugate judiciary for their own nefarious ends, while the establishment was searching for another Abdul Hamid Dogar.
Mishaal added that Israel's crime against Freedom Flotilla is a turning point in the siege on Gaza, affirming that the siege is an immoral and inhumane crime and that it failed as a political tool to subjugate the Palestinian resistance and people.
His comments in 2001 were aimed at those who are so radical that they would kill innocent people and subjugate women in the name of religion," Palin wrote on her Facebook page.
AFTER 28 years, it is quite unbelievable that the Argentine government has decided to have another attempt to subjugate the Falkland islanders, this time because the islands could be about to strike oil in a big way.
Against the humiliating bondage of a thousand years/ Rapacity came from afar to subjugate them for a hundred years/Against the cynical malice in the shape/Of neocolonialism and its petty local servants.
Israel is violating one of Sun Tzu's most fundamental tenets, you never surround a people, subjugate them, and leave no outlet.
The huge amount of drugs destroyed today will greatly hinder the Talibans ability to fund their ongoing, hopeless struggle to subjugate the Afghan people.