(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. subjugate, enthrall, suppress, dominate, hold dominion over; oppress, tyrannize; addict. See subjection, habit.
(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. subjugate, bind, put in irons, oppress, hold under, restrain, restrict, enthrall, indenture, reduce to slavery, make a slave of, hold in bondage, chain, fetter, enchain, control, dominate, coerce, compel, circumscribe, check, subdue, capture, take captive, suppress, disfranchise, hold, imprison, incarcerate, confine, immure, hobble, yoke, tie, tether, secure, shackle, clap in irons, bend to the plow, bend to the yoke.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
subjugate, dominate, control, enthrall, indenture, subject, yoke, fetter, master, *jackboot into submission, coerce, subdue.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To make subservient or subordinate: enthrall, subject, subjugate. See FREE.

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