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δουλώσω, ἐδούλωσα, -, δεδούλωμαι, ἐδουλώθην
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to enslave, to cause one to become a slave; (pass.) to become enslaved; see also {1528}
to reduce to servitude, enslave, oppress by retaining in servitude, Acts 7:6; 2 Pet. 2:19; met. to render subservient, 1 Cor. 9:19; pass. to be under restraint, 1 Cor. 7:15; to be in bondage, spiritually or morally, Gal. 4:3; Tit. 2:3; to become devoted to the service of, Rom. 6:18, 22*

Greek-English Concordance for δουλόω

Acts 7:6 And God spoke thus, that Abraham’s descendants would be sojourners in a foreign land, and that the people would enslave (doulōsousin | δουλώσουσιν | fut act ind 3 pl) and mistreat them four hundred years.
Romans 6:18 and having been set free from sin, you became slaves (edoulōthēte | ἐδουλώθητε | aor pass ind 2 pl) of righteousness.
Romans 6:22 But now, freed from sin and enslaved (doulōthentes | δουλωθέντες | aor pass ptcp nom pl masc) to God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification, and its outcome, eternal life.
1 Corinthians 7:15 But if the unbelieving partner separates, let it be so. In such cases the brother or the sister is (dedoulōtai | δεδούλωται | perf pass ind 3 sg) not bound (dedoulōtai | δεδούλωται | perf pass ind 3 sg). It is to peace that God has called us.
1 Corinthians 9:19 For though I am free from all, I (edoulōsa | ἐδούλωσα | aor act ind 1 sg) have (edoulōsa | ἐδούλωσα | aor act ind 1 sg) made (edoulōsa | ἐδούλωσα | aor act ind 1 sg) myself a (edoulōsa | ἐδούλωσα | aor act ind 1 sg) servant (edoulōsa | ἐδούλωσα | aor act ind 1 sg) to all, so that I might win as many as possible.
Galatians 4:3 And so it is with us. While we were minors, we were enslaved (dedoulōmenoi | δεδουλωμένοι | perf pass ptcp nom pl masc) to the elementary principles of the world.
Titus 2:3 Elderly women, likewise, are to be reverent in demeanor, not slanderers, and not enslaved (dedoulōmenas | δεδουλωμένας | perf pass ptcp acc pl fem) to much wine, teaching what is good,
2 Peter 2:19 They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whatever a man is overcome, to this he is enslaved (dedoulōtai | δεδούλωται | perf pass ind 3 sg).