What does "Subordinate" mean?


(a.) Inferior in order, nature, dignity, power, importance, or the like (a.) Placed in a lower order, class, or rank; holding a lower or inferior position (n.) One who stands in order or rank below another; -- distinguished from a principal (v. t.) To make subject; to subject or subdue; as, to subordinate the passions to reason (v. t.) 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

Synonyms subject, buck, adjunct, dependent, petty, subsidiary, inferior, assistant, submissive, lower, subservient, junior, secondary, lowly, subaltern, underling, hyponym, ruled, junior-grade, low-level, lower-ranking, subordinate word

Example: "Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler" Example: "Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools" Example: "A subordinate kingdom" Example: "A subordinate (or dependent) clause functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a sentence" Example: "A subordinate functionary"

Word Family insubordinate, insubordination, subordinated, subordinates, subordinating, subordination