What does subordinate mean?

Definitions for subordinate
səˈbɔr dn ɪt; -dnˌeɪtsub·or·di·nate

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word subordinate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. subordinate, subsidiary, underling, foot soldiernoun

    an assistant subject to the authority or control of another

  2. hyponym, subordinate, subordinate wordadjective

    a word that is more specific than a given word

  3. subordinate, low-leveladjective

    lower in rank or importance

  4. subordinateadjective

    subject or submissive to authority or the control of another

    "a subordinate kingdom"

  5. dependent, subordinateverb

    (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. subordinateverb

    rank or order as less important or consider of less value

    "Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools"

  7. subordinate, subdueverb

    make subordinate, dependent, or subservient

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Subordinateadjective

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

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

  2. Subordinateadjective

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

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

  3. Subordinatenoun

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

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

  4. Subordinateverb

    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

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

  5. Subordinateverb

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

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Subordinate

    sub-or′di-nāt, adj. lower in order, rank, nature, power, &c.: descending in a regular series.—n. one in a lower order or rank: an inferior.—v.t. to place in a lower order: to consider of less value: to make subject.—ns. Subor′dinacy, Subor′dinance, the state of being subordinate.—adv. Subor′dinately.—ns. Subor′dinateness; Subordinā′tion, act of subordinating or placing in a lower order: state of being subordinate: inferiority of rank or position; Subordinā′tionism, the doctrine of the inferiority of the second and third Persons of the Trinity to the first.—adj. Subor′dinātive, tending to, or expressing, subordination. [L. sub, under, ordo, ordinis, order.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of subordinate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of subordinate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of subordinate in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Jerrold Nadler:

    Directing a subordinate to lie to Congress is a federal crime.

  3. Marcin Wolny:

    The bill is yet another try to subordinate the court to the executive power, and we fear that it will block all cases judged by the court, this bill will absolutely not end the row with the European Commission or the Venice Commission.

  4. Bob Wilson:

    I think it (ISIS) is going to expand beyond Libya where it can find subordinate elements to cooperate with.

  5. Fort Hood:

    During the review period, no Commanding General or subordinate echelon commander chose to intervene proactively and mitigate known risks of high crime, sexual assault and sexual harassment. The result was a pervasive lack of confidence in the SHARP Program and an unacceptable lack of knowledge of core SHARP components regarding reporting and certain victim services.

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  • المرؤوسArabic
  • podřídit, podřízenýCzech
  • underordnetDanish
  • unterordnen, untergeordnetGerman
  • υποτελής, εξαρτημένος, δευτερεύωνGreek
  • subordinadoSpanish
  • تابع, فرودست, زیردستPersian
  • alisteinen, alainen, väheksyä, alamainen, alistaaFinnish
  • subordonnées, subordonné, subordonnée, subordonnésFrench
  • fo-ordaigh, íochtaránach, fo-ordaitheIrish
  • alárendeltHungarian
  • ژێرده‌سته‌Kurdish
  • ondergeschiktDutch
  • podrzędnyPolish
  • subordinar, dominar, submeter, subordinada, sujeitar, subjugar, subordinadoPortuguese
  • subordonată, subordonatRomanian
  • подчинять, подчинённый, придаточныйRussian
  • zavisan, потчињен, potčinjeni, зависан, potčinjenSerbo-Croatian
  • underordna, underordnadSwedish
  • అధీనTelugu
  • ماتحتUrdu

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