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.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of subordinate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of subordinate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Sexual pleasure is, I agree, a passion to which all others are subordinate but in which they all unite.
I think it (ISIS) is going to expand beyond Libya where it can find subordinate elements to cooperate with.
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.
These are people who may not be connected in a 'superior-subordinate' relationship with the so-called Caliphate, but people who are mentally linked, who share their point of view and take up arms.
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Translations for subordinate
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- podřízený, podříditCzech
- unterordnen, untergeordnetGerman
- εξαρτημένος, δευτερεύων, υποτελήςGreek
- فرودست, زیردست, تابعPersian
- 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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