Subordinate

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English

Adjective

Subordinate (comparative more Subordinate, superlative most Subordinate)

  1. Placed in a lower class, rank, or position.
  2. Submissive to or controlled by authority.
  3. (grammar, of a clause, not comparable) dependent on and either modifying or complementing the main clause

Noun

Subordinate (plural Subordinates)
  1. (countable) One that is subordinate.

Verb

Subordinate (third-person singular simple present Subordinates, present participle subordinating, simple past and past participle subordinated)

  1. (transitive) To make subservient.
  2. (transitive) To treat as of less value or importance.
  3. (transitive, finance) To make of lower priority in order of payment in bankruptcy.

Adverbs for Subordinate

gracefully; cheerfully; respectfully; deferentially; carefully; cautiously; unfailingly; abjectly; slavishly; miserably; wretchedly; pleasantly; courteously; obediently; contentedly; admiringly; willingly; admittedly; apparently.

Thesaurus

accessory, adjuvant, aide, assistant, assort, auxiliary, below, beneath, bolt, categorize, classify, client, cog, collate, collateral, common, commonality, commonalty, contributory, creature, demeaning, dependent, deprive of freedom, disadvantaged, disenfranchise, disfranchise, divide, dominate, employee, enslave, enthrall, feudal, feudatory, flunky, follower, gradate, grade, group, hanger-on, helper, hireling, hoi polloi, hold captive, hold down, hold in bondage, hold in captivity, hold in leash, hold in subjection, homager, humble, in the shade, inferior, infra dig, junior, keep down, keep under, lackey, lead captive, less, lesser, liege, liege man, lightweight, low, lower, lower class, lower orders, lowly, make dependent, masses, minion, minor, modest, myrmidon, next to, ordinary, pawn, peon, peonize, poor relation, rank, retainer, riddle, right-hand man, satellite, screen, scrub, second fiddle, second rank, second string, secondary, separate, serf, servant, servile, sieve, sift, size, slave, sort, sort out, staffer, stooge, sub, subaltern, subject, subjugate, subordinate to, subservient, subsidiary, supplementary, take captive, third rank, third string, third stringer, tributary, under, underling, underprivileged, understrapper, vassal, vassalize, vulgar, yeoman, yes-man

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Italian

Adjective

subordinate f.

  1. Feminine plural form of subordinato

Verb

subordinate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of subordinare
  2. second-person plural imperative of subordinare
  3. Feminine plural of subordinato

Latin

Verb

subōrdināte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of subōrdinō
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