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  Definition of subordinate
  1. a word that is more specific than a given word
  2. an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
  3. make subordinate, dependent, or subservient; "Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler"
  4. rank or order as less important or consider of less value; "Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools"
  5. 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. lower in rank or importance
  7. inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary"
  8. subject or submissive to authority or the control of another; "a subordinate kingdom"
Similar Words: hyponym, subordinate word, subsidiary, underling, foot soldier, subdue, dependent, low-level, junior-grade, inferior, lower, lower-ranking, lowly, petty(a), secondary, subaltern

 

See Also: inferior, submissive, low-level

 

Hyponyms: bottom dog, man, second fiddle, second banana, outclass

 

Attributes: status, position

 

Derivational Morphology: subdue, subsidiary, underling, foot soldier, mastery, subordination

 

 
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