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sub·or·di·nate

subordinate

 
 
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, verb
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part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: s bor d niht
definition: lower in rank or importance; secondary.
A corporal is subordinate to a colonel.
synonyms:
inferior, lesser, lower, secondary
antonyms:
primary, prime, senior, superior
similar words:
associate, junior, under
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: s bor d niht
definition: one who is lower in rank, or under the control of another.
As a captain, he is the general's subordinate.
antonyms:
superior
 
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: s bor d neIt
inflections: subordinates, subordinating, subordinated
definition: to put in a position of lesser rank or importance; make less important than (often followed by "to").
He subordinates his work to his family life.
derivations: subordinative (adj.), subordinately (adv.), subordination (n.)
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