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SUBJUGATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does subjugation mean? 

SUBJUGATION (noun)
  The noun SUBJUGATION has 3 senses:

1. forced submission to control by others
2. the act of subjugating by cruelty
3. the act of conquering

  Familiarity information: SUBJUGATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUBJUGATION (noun)


Sense 1subjugation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Forced submission to control by others

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

subjection; subjugation

Hypernyms ("subjugation" is a kind of...):

relationship (a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "subjugation"):

repression (a state of forcible subjugation)

oppression (the state of being kept down by unjust use of force or authority:)

captivity; enslavement (the state of being a slave)

bondage; slavery; thraldom; thrall; thralldom (the state of being under the control of another person)

bondage (the state of being under the control of a force or influence or abstract power)

peonage (the condition of a peon)

confinement (the state of being confined)


Sense 2subjugation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of subjugating by cruelty

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

oppression; subjugation

Context example:

the tyrant's oppression of the people

Hypernyms ("subjugation" is a kind of...):

persecution (the act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion))


Sense 3subjugation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of conquering

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

conquering; conquest; subjection; subjugation

Hypernyms ("subjugation" is a kind of...):

capture; gaining control; seizure (the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property)

Instance hyponyms:

Norman Conquest (the invasion and settlement of England by the Normans following the battle of Hastings (1066))


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