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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- bring (someone or something) before (someone or something)
- bear off from (someone or something)
- (one) puts (one's) pants on one leg at a time
- be out of (one's) league
- be out of somebody's league
- accompany (one) on a/(one's) journey
- accompany on a journey
- big spender
- a stranger to (someone or something)
- be in bad with (someone)