Definitions for subordinatesəˈbɔr dn ɪt; -dnˌeɪt
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subordinate, subsidiary, underling, foot soldier(noun)
an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
hyponym, subordinate, subordinate word(adj)
a word that is more specific than a given word
lower in rank or importance
subject or submissive to authority or the control of another
"a subordinate kingdom"
(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"
rank or order as less important or consider of less value
"Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools"
make subordinate, dependent, or subservient
"Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler"
placed in a lower order, class, or rank; holding a lower or inferior position
inferior in order, nature, dignity, power, importance, or the like
one who stands in order or rank below another; -- distinguished from a principal
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
to make subject; to subject or subdue; as, to subordinate the passions to reason
Origin: [Pref. sub + L. ordinatus, p. p. of ordinare to set in order, to arrange. See Ordain.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Sexual pleasure is, I agree, a passion to which all others are subordinate but in which they all unite.
Play is a uniquely adaptive act, not subordinate to some other adaptive act, but with a special function of its own in human experience.
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.
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.
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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- podřízený, podříditCzech
- εξαρτημένος, δευτερεύων, υποτελήςGreek
- فرودست, زیردستPersian
- alamainen, väheksyä, alisteinen, alistaa, alainenFinnish
- subordonnée, subordonnées, subordonné, subordonnésFrench
- fo-ordaithe, fo-ordaigh, íochtaránachIrish
- subordinado, subjugar, sujeitar, dominar, subordinar, submeter, subordinadaPortuguese
- subordonat, subordonatăRomanian
- подчинённый, подчинять, придаточныйRussian
- потчињен, зависан, potčinjen, zavisan, potčinjeniSerbo-Croatian
- underordnad, underordnaSwedish
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