1‘Norman leaders had subjugated most of Ireland's Gaelic population’
conquer, vanquish, defeat, crush, quell, quash, gain mastery over, gain ascendancy over, gain control of, bring under the yoke, bring to heel, bring someone to their knees, overcome, overpower, hegemonize
enslave, tyrannize, oppress, repress, subdue, colonize, suppress
tame, break, humble
informal lick, clobber, hammer, wipe the floor with, walk all over
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.