Definitions of subordinate

  1. To place in a lower order; to make subject or obedient to.
  2. To place in a lower order: to consider of less value: to make subject.
  3. To place in a lower order; make inferior or subject.
  4. To make subordinate.
  5. To place in an order or rank below something else; to make or consider as of less value or importance; to make subject.
  6. To place in order or rank below another; to consider of less value or importance; to make of less value.
  7. a word that is more specific than a given word
  8. One who is below another in rank, etc.
  9. Subordinateness.
  10. One in a lower order or rank: an inferior.
  11. An inferior.
  12. Subordination.
  13. One who stands in order or rank below another.
  14. One who stands in rank or dignity below another; an inferior person.
  15. Subordinately.
  16. ( grammar) 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"
  17. inferior in rank or status; " the junior faculty"; " a lowly corporal"; " petty officialdom"; " a subordinate functionary"
  18. lower in rank or importance
  19. subject or submissive to authority or the control of another; " a subordinate kingdom"
  20. an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
  21. 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"
  22. Placed in a lower order, class, or rank; holding a lower or inferior position.
  23. Inferior in order, nature, dignity, power, importance, or the like.
  24. One who stands in order or rank below another; -- distinguished from a principal.
  25. 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.
  26. To make subject; to subject or subdue; as, to subordinate the passions to reason.
  27. Lower in rank, value, power, or importance; subject to another; in grammar, denoting the less important clause of a complex sentence, or the conjunction which introduces it.
  28. Lower in order, rank, nature, power, etc.: descending in a regular series.
  29. In a lower order or rank; inferior.
  30. Belonging to an inferior order or rank; secondary; subject; subservient.
  31. Inferior in order, dignity, power or importance; descending in a regular series.
  32. Inferior in nature, rank, or importance; descending in a regular series.
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