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  Words related to subordinate

Related / Similar Words: hyponym, subordinate word, subsidiary, underling, foot soldier, subdue, dependent, low-level, junior-grade, inferior, lower, lower-ranking, lowly, petty(a), secondary, subaltern

 

Definition:
  • a word that is more specific than a given word;
  • an assistant subject to the authority or control of another;
  • make subordinate, dependent, or subservient; "Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler";
  • rank or order as less important or consider of less value; "Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools";
  • 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";
  • lower in rank or importance;
  • inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary";
  • subject or submissive to authority or the control of another; "a subordinate kingdom";

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    See Also: inferior, submissive, low-level

     

    Hyponyms: bottom dog, man, second fiddle, second banana, outclass

     

    Attributes: status, position

     

    Derivational Morphology: subdue, subsidiary, underling, foot soldier, mastery, subordination

     

     
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