enslave definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To make into or as though into a slave.
    • To reduce to slavery; which will make a slave of; to susceptible to a dominant influence.
    • which will make into or as though into a slave.
    • to lessen to slavery; to make a slave of; to susceptible to a dominant impact.
    • to produce into or as if into a slave.
    • To reduce to slavery; in order to make a slave of; to subject to a dominant influence.
  • verb:
    • To make subservient; to remove among freedom; enthrall.
    • make a slave of; bring into servitude
    • In order to make subservient; to remove among freedom; enthrall.
    • make a slave of; bring into servitude
    • to create subservient; to remove certainly one of freedom; enthrall.
    • make a slave of; bring into servitude
  • others:
    • to create a slave of; decrease to slavery or bondage; subject to the arbitrary might of a master: as, barbarous countries enslave their prisoners of war.
    • Figuratively, to cut back to a condition analogous to slavery; deprive of ethical liberty or power; at the mercy of an enthralling influence: as, to be enslaved by beverage or a person's interests.
    • to create a slave of; decrease to slavery or bondage; at the mercy of the arbitrary might of a master: as, barbarous nations enslave their prisoners of war.
    • Figuratively, to cut back to an ailment analogous to slavery; deprive of moral freedom or power; subject to an enthralling influence: as, becoming enslaved by drink or a person's interests.
    • which will make a slave of; decrease to slavery or bondage; at the mercy of the arbitrary will of a master: as, barbarous nations enslave their prisoners of war.
    • Figuratively, to cut back to a disorder analogous to slavery; deprive of ethical freedom or power; subject to an enthralling influence: as, to be enslaved by drink or one's interests.

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