Definition of enslave in English:
1Make (someone) a slave.
- If you have a religion, a belief system or a traditional practice that enslaves people, puts them in servitude and reduces their dignity, then you violate our national constitution.
- Why should we support religiously intolerant regimes that virtually enslave women and persecute nonbelievers to death?
- Just as they are bond slaves to sin, so they seek to enslave us similarly.
1.1Cause (someone) to lose their freedom of choice or action: they were enslaved by their need to take drugs
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- Tyrants rise and enslave the spirit of freedom.
- He said today's youth had to pursue freedom in order to avoid being enslaved by crime and drugs.
- People who are enslaved to work do have a choice, and if they were as smart as they like to think they are, they should spend more time at home.
- Example sentences
- Plato remarks in the Republic that the great liberator is also the great enslaver: and this was the hard political text learned by Romantic poets through most of Coleridge's lifetime.
- The ‘bully’ survived all of his enslavers and turned the barren Sinai Desert into a fertile, agricultural area, not being hand in glove with anybody, as explained in the eighth stanza.
- He seems at this point to affirm the religious perspective of his enslavers: He condemns himself and assumes that he is unworthy, even as he prays for divine deliverance.
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