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sub·or·di·nate

 (sə-bôr′dn-ĭt)
adj.
1. Belonging to a lower or inferior class or rank; secondary.
2. Subject to the authority or control of another.
n.
One that is subordinate.
tr.v. (sə-bôr′dn-āt′) sub·or·di·nat·ed, sub·or·di·nat·ing, sub·or·di·nates
1. To put in a lower or inferior rank or class.
2. To make subservient; subdue.

[Middle English subordinat, from Medieval Latin subōrdinātus, past participle of subōrdināre, to put in a lower rank : Latin sub-, sub- + Latin ōrdināre, to set in order (from ōrdō, ōrdin-, order; see ar- in Indo-European roots).]

sub·or′di·nate·ly adv.
sub·or′di·nate·ness, sub·or′di·na′tion (-nā′shən) n.
sub·or′di·na′tive (-nə′tĭv) adj.

subordinate

adj
1. of lesser order or importance
2. under the authority or control of another: a subordinate functionary.
n
a person or thing that is subordinate
vb
3. to put in a lower rank or position (than)
4. to make subservient: to subordinate mind to heart.
[C15: from Medieval Latin subordināre, from Latin sub- + ordō rank]
subˈordinately adv
subˌordiˈnation, subˈordinateness n
subˈordinative adj

sub•or•di•nate

(adj., n. səˈbɔr dn ɪt; v. -dnˌeɪt)

adj., n., v. -nat•ed, -nat•ing. adj.
1. placed in or belonging to a lower order or rank.
2. of less importance; secondary.
3. subject to or under the authority of a superior.
4. subservient or inferior.
5. subject; dependent.
6.
a. acting as a modifier in a grammatical construction, as when I finished in They were glad when I finished.
b. of or pertaining to a subordinating conjunction.
7. Obs. submissive.
n.
8. a subordinate person or thing.
v.t.
9. to place in a lower order or rank.
10. to make secondary (usu. fol. by to).
11. to make subject, subservient, or dependent (usu. fol. by to).
[1425–75; < Medieval Latin subōrdinātus, past participle of subōrdināre= Latin sub- sub- + ōrdināre to order, derivative of ōrdō, s. ōrdin- rank, order; see -ate1]
sub•or′di•nate•ly, adv.
sub•or`di•na′tion, n.

subordinate


Past participle: subordinated
Gerund: subordinating

Imperative
subordinate
subordinate
Present
I subordinate
you subordinate
he/she/it subordinates
we subordinate
you subordinate
they subordinate
Preterite
I subordinated
you subordinated
he/she/it subordinated
we subordinated
you subordinated
they subordinated
Present Continuous
I am subordinating
you are subordinating
he/she/it is subordinating
we are subordinating
you are subordinating
they are subordinating
Present Perfect
I have subordinated
you have subordinated
he/she/it has subordinated
we have subordinated
you have subordinated
they have subordinated
Past Continuous
I was subordinating
you were subordinating
he/she/it was subordinating
we were subordinating
you were subordinating
they were subordinating
Past Perfect
I had subordinated
you had subordinated
he/she/it had subordinated
we had subordinated
you had subordinated
they had subordinated
Future
I will subordinate
you will subordinate
he/she/it will subordinate
we will subordinate
you will subordinate
they will subordinate
Future Perfect
I will have subordinated
you will have subordinated
he/she/it will have subordinated
we will have subordinated
you will have subordinated
they will have subordinated
Future Continuous
I will be subordinating
you will be subordinating
he/she/it will be subordinating
we will be subordinating
you will be subordinating
they will be subordinating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been subordinating
you have been subordinating
he/she/it has been subordinating
we have been subordinating
you have been subordinating
they have been subordinating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been subordinating
you will have been subordinating
he/she/it will have been subordinating
we will have been subordinating
you will have been subordinating
they will have been subordinating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been subordinating
you had been subordinating
he/she/it had been subordinating
we had been subordinating
you had been subordinating
they had been subordinating
Conditional
I would subordinate
you would subordinate
he/she/it would subordinate
we would subordinate
you would subordinate
they would subordinate
Past Conditional
I would have subordinated
you would have subordinated
he/she/it would have subordinated
we would have subordinated
you would have subordinated
they would have subordinated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.subordinate - an assistant subject to the authority or control of anothersubordinate - an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
assistant, helper, help, supporter - a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"
associate - a person with subordinate membership in a society, institution, or commercial enterprise; "associates in the law firm bill at a lower rate than do partners"
bottom dog - a person of low status
cog - a subordinate who performs an important but routine function; "he was a small cog in a large machine"
man - a male subordinate; "the chief stationed two men outside the building"; "he awaited word from his man in Havana"
second fiddle, second banana - someone who serves in a subordinate capacity or plays a secondary role
2.subordinate - a word that is more specific than a given word
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
Verb1.subordinate - rank or order as less important or consider of less value; "Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools"
grade, rate, rank, place, range, order - assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
outclass - cause to appear in a lower class; "The Yankees outclassed Cincinnati"
2.subordinate - make subordinate, dependent, or subservient; "Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler"
lour, lower - set lower; "lower a rating"; "lower expectations"
Adj.1.subordinate - lower in rank or importance
subordinate - subject or submissive to authority or the control of another; "a subordinate kingdom"
inferior - of or characteristic of low rank or importance
dominant - exercising influence or control; "television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion"; "the dominant partner in the marriage"
2.subordinate - subject or submissive to authority or the control of another; "a subordinate kingdom"
submissive - inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination; "submissive servants"; "a submissive reply"; "replacing troublemakers with more submissive people"
subordinate, low-level - lower in rank or importance
insubordinate - not submissive to authority; "a history of insubordinate behavior"; "insubordinate boys"
3.subordinate - (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"
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)

subordinate

noun
1. inferior, junior, assistant, aide, second, attendant, dependant, underling, subaltern Nearly all her subordinates adored her.
inferior head, leader, superior, chief, boss (informal), senior, captain, master, commander, principal, baas (S. African)
adjective
1. inferior, lesser, lower, junior, subject, minor, secondary, dependent, subservient Sixty of his subordinate officers followed his example.
inferior senior, superior, higher, greater, main, central, key, essential, vital, predominant
2. subsidiary, supplementary, auxiliary, ancillary It was an art in which words were subordinate to images.

subordinate

adjective
1. Below another in standing or importance:
Informal: smalltime.
2. In a position of subordination:
noun
One belonging to a lower class or rank:
Translations
تابِع، مَرؤوسثانَوي، تابِع
podřízenýpodžízenýpodřídit
underordnet
alistaa
alárendelt
lægra setturundirmaîur
pavalduspavaldus asmuošalutinis sakinysžemesnio rangožemesnio rango asmuo
apakšnieks
astküçük rütbeliküçük rütbeli kimse

subordinate

A. [səˈbɔːdnɪt] Nsubordinado/a m/f
B. [səˈbɔːdnɪt] ADJ [officer, member of staff, group] → subordinado; [role] → subordinado, secundario
to be subordinate to sb (in rank) → ser subordinado de algn
to be subordinate to sth (= secondary) → estar subordinado a algo
subordinate clauseoración f subordinada
C. [səˈbɔːdɪneɪt] VTsubordinar
to subordinate sth to sthsubordinar algo a algo
subordinating conjunctionconjunción f de subordinación

subordinate

[səˈbɔːrdɪnət]
adj
(= lower-ranking) [minister, officer] → subordonné(e)
to be subordinate to sb → être subordonné(e) à qn
(= less important) [issue, matter] → secondaire
to be subordinate to sth → être subordonné à qch
nsubordonné(e) m/fsubordinate clause nproposition f subordonnée

subordinate

adj officerrangniedriger; rank, position, importance, roleuntergeordnet; to be subordinate to somebody/somethingjdm/einer Sache untergeordnet sein; to be subordinate in importance toweniger wichtig sein als; subordinate in rankrangniedriger (to als)
nUntergebene(r) mf
vtunterordnen (→ to dat)

subordinate

[adj, n səˈbɔːdnɪt; vb səˈbɔːdɪˌneɪt]
1. adj (rank, officer) → subalterno/a
subordinate clause (Gram) → proposizione f subordinata
2. nsubalterno/a, subordinato/a
3. vt to subordinate (to)subordinare (a)
subordinating conjunction (Gram) → congiunzione f subordinativa

subordinate

(səˈboːdinət) adjective
lower in rank, power, importance etc. A colonel is subordinate to a brigadier.
noun
a person who is subordinate. to give orders to one's subordinates.
subordinate clause
a clause introduced in a sentence by a conjunction etc, and acting as a noun, adjective or adverb. I don't know who she is; The book that's on the table is mine; She's crying because you were unkind.
References in classic literature ?
now, with the subordinate phantoms, what wonder remained soon waned away; for in a whaler wonders soon wane.
When we rode away, our main body had already been on the road an hour or two - I speak of our camp equipage; but we didn't move off alone: when Cathy blew the "advance" the Rangers cantered out in column of fours, and gave us escort, and were joined by White Cloud and Thunder -Bird in all their gaudy bravery, and by Buffalo Bill and four subordinate scouts.
Then he turned on his subordinate and calmly said, "Bring another label.
and a few lines at the same time by the post, stating her extreme surprize at not having had the smallest reply to her last; and adding, that as silence on such a point could not be misconstrued, and as it must be equally desirable to both to have every subordinate arrangement concluded as soon as possible, she now sent me, by a safe conveyance, all my letters, and requested, that if I could not directly command hers, so as to send them to Highbury within a week, I would forward them after that period to her at: in short, the full direction to Mr.
Copperfield, in applying himself to this subordinate branch of the law, place it out of his power to rise, ultimately, to the top of the tree.
Asks another question of the subordinate before his first is dry
Deep malice thence conceiving & disdain, Soon as midnight brought on the duskie houre Friendliest to sleep and silence, he resolv'd With all his Legions to dislodge, and leave Unworshipt, unobey'd the Throne supream Contemptuous, and his next subordinate Awak'ning, thus to him in secret spake.
when his return from his long captivity had become an event rather wished than hoped for by his despairing subjects, who were in the meantime subjected to every species of subordinate oppression.
Richard glared at his subordinate, who thenceforth made it his business to display a face of utter consternation.
To them even liberty herself was but a subordinate and secondary consideration.
Civil power, properly organized and exerted, is capable of diffusing its force to a very great extent; and can, in a manner, reproduce itself in every part of a great empire by a judicious arrangement of subordinate institutions.
The subordinate governments, which can extend their care to all those other subjects which can be separately provided for, will retain their due authority and activity.