Grammar Patterns

N to n

The 'subjection' group

These nouns refer to a situation in which a person or group is controlled or oppressed by someone or something, or to the act of giving in to someone or something.
They say that its inhabitants are 'slaves of foreigners', emasculated by subjection to foreign rule.
It must abandon this policy of abject surrender to terrorists and stand up for law, order, justice and the United Kingdom.
  • bondage
  • capitulation
  • enslavement
  • subjection
  • subordination
  • subservience
  • surrender
  • There are also two nouns which refer to someone who is controlled by something.
    Now that I have got my cholesterol levels down a bit, I'm not such a slave to the diet.
  • hostage
  • slave
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