Associations to the word «Subordinate»


SUBORDINATE, adjective. Placed in a lower class, rank, or position.
SUBORDINATE, adjective. Submissive or inferior to, or controlled by, authority.
SUBORDINATE, adjective. (grammar) (of a clause) (not comparable) dependent on and either modifying or complementing the main clause
SUBORDINATE, noun. ​(countable) One who is subordinate.
SUBORDINATE, verb. (transitive) To make subservient.
SUBORDINATE, verb. (transitive) To treat as of less value or importance.
SUBORDINATE, verb. (transitive) (finance) To make of lower priority in order of payment in bankruptcy.
SUBORDINATE CLAUSE, noun. (grammar) A clause that cannot stand alone as a sentence, but functions as either a noun, adjective or adverb in a sentence.
SUBORDINATE CLAUSES, noun. Plural of subordinate clause
SUBORDINATE TRAIT, noun. A trait, at a lower level of biological organization, that acts together with other such traits to affect or determine characteristics at a higher level of biological organization.

Dictionary definition

SUBORDINATE, noun. An assistant subject to the authority or control of another.
SUBORDINATE, noun. A word that is more specific than a given word.
SUBORDINATE, verb. Rank or order as less important or consider of less value; "Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools".
SUBORDINATE, verb. Make subordinate, dependent, or subservient; "Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler".
SUBORDINATE, adjective. Lower in rank or importance.
SUBORDINATE, adjective. Subject or submissive to authority or the control of another; "a subordinate kingdom".
SUBORDINATE, adjective. (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".

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