Definitions for subordinatesəˈbɔr dn ɪt; -dnˌeɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. subordinate, subsidiary, underling, foot soldier(noun)

    an assistant subject to the authority or control of another

  2. hyponym, subordinate, subordinate word(adj)

    a word that is more specific than a given word

  3. subordinate, low-level(adj)

    lower in rank or importance

  4. subordinate(adj)

    subject or submissive to authority or the control of another

    "a subordinate kingdom"

  5. dependent, subordinate(verb)

    (of a clause) unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence

    "a subordinate (or dependent) clause functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a sentence"

  6. subordinate(verb)

    rank or order as less important or consider of less value

    "Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools"

  7. subordinate, subdue(verb)

    make subordinate, dependent, or subservient

    "Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Subordinate(adj)

    placed in a lower order, class, or rank; holding a lower or inferior position

  2. Subordinate(adj)

    inferior in order, nature, dignity, power, importance, or the like

  3. Subordinate(noun)

    one who stands in order or rank below another; -- distinguished from a principal

  4. Subordinate(verb)

    to place in a lower order or class; to make or consider as of less value or importance; as, to subordinate one creature to another

  5. Subordinate(verb)

    to make subject; to subject or subdue; as, to subordinate the passions to reason

  6. Origin: [Pref. sub + L. ordinatus, p. p. of ordinare to set in order, to arrange. See Ordain.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Marquis de Sade:

    Sexual pleasure is, I agree, a passion to which all others are subordinate but in which they all unite.

  2. Johann Huizinga:

    Play is a uniquely adaptive act, not subordinate to some other adaptive act, but with a special function of its own in human experience.

  3. Howard Schultz:

    We are never going to allow any coffee company, domestically or around the world, to put us in a subordinate position in terms of quality and access to the highest grade arabica coffee.

  4. Philip Roth:

    It isn't that you subordinate your ideas to the force of the facts in autobiography but that you construct a sequence of stories to bind up the facts with a persuasive hypothesis that unravels your history's meaning.

  5. Donald Trump Trump:

    Otherwise, I wouldn't be where I am. If he didn't feel that women were as competent as men, I would be relegated to some role subordinate to my brothers, i think this is one of his great strengths: He fully prioritizes merit and accomplishment and skill and ability over background, education, and gender.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • podřízený, podříditCzech
  • underordnetDanish
  • unterordnenGerman
  • εξαρτημένος, δευτερεύων, υποτελήςGreek
  • subordinadoSpanish
  • فرودست, زیردستPersian
  • alamainen, väheksyä, alisteinen, alistaa, alainenFinnish
  • subordonnée, subordonnées, subordonné, subordonnésFrench
  • fo-ordaithe, fo-ordaigh, íochtaránachIrish
  • alárendeltHungarian
  • ژێرده‌سته‌Kurdish
  • ondergeschiktDutch
  • podrzędnyPolish
  • subordinado, subjugar, sujeitar, dominar, subordinar, submeter, subordinadaPortuguese
  • subordonat, subordonatăRomanian
  • подчинённый, подчинять, придаточныйRussian
  • потчињен, зависан, potčinjen, zavisan, potčinjeniSerbo-Croatian
  • underordnad, underordnaSwedish

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