Word of the Day – Subjugate

By January 8, 2017Word of the Day

Subjugate (Verb)

sub-joo-gate

Bring under domination or control, especially by conquest: Make someone or something subordinate to.

Taken from the late Latin subjugat- brought under a yoke, from the verb subjugare, based on jugum yoke.

Example sentences

“Oppressors usually try to remove dignity when subjugating victims; the shaven heads of the prison camps did not hurt – they demeaned.”

“But on many issues they have been just as ready to subjugate human rights to their political interests.”

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Word of the Day – Blag

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Blag (verb)

blag

Manage to obtain (something, or information) by using persuasion or guile: Steal (something) in a violent robbery or raid.

With its origin coming from the French blaguer ‘tell lies’ this word is also used as a noun: An act of using persuasion or guile to obtain something: A violent robbery or raid.

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