a.1.Placed in a lower order, class, or rank; holding a lower or inferior position.
2.Inferior in order, nature, dignity, power, importance, or the like.
It was subordinate, not enslaved, to the understanding.
- South.
n.1.One who stands in order or rank below another; - distinguished from a principal.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Subordinated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Subordinating.]
2.To make subject; to subject or subdue; as, to subordinate the passions to reason.
Noun1.subordinate - an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
2.subordinate - a word that is more specific than a given word
Verb1.subordinate - rank or order as less important or consider of less value; "Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools"
2.subordinate - make subordinate, dependent, or subservient; "Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler"
Synonyms: subdue
Adj.1.subordinate - lower in rank or importance
Synonyms: low-level
dominant - exercising influence or control; "television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion"; "the dominant partner in the marriage"
2.subordinate - subject or submissive to authority or the control of another; "a subordinate kingdom"
insubordinate - not submissive to authority; "a history of insubordinate behavior"; "insubordinate boys"
3.subordinate - 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"
Synonyms: dependent
4.subordinate - inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary"
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suborder Sauropoda
suborder Sauropodomorpha
suborder Sciuromorpha
suborder Scombroidea
suborder Scorpaenoidea
suborder Serpentes
suborder Strepsirhini
suborder Tarsioidea
suborder Theropoda
suborder Thyreophora
suborder Tyranni
suborder Xenarthra
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subordinate clause
subordinate conjunction
subordinate word
subordinating conjunction
subornation of perjury
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