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    subordinate

    subordinate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word subordinate

    Definition
    (noun) an assistant subject to the authority or control of another Definition
    (noun) a word that is more specific than a given word
    Synonyms : hyponym , subordinate word
    Definition
    (verb) rank or order as less important or consider of less value
    Example Sentence
    • Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools
    Definition
    (verb) make subordinate, dependent, or subservient
    Synonyms : subdue
    Example Sentence
    • Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler
    Definition
    (adj) lower in rank or importance
    Synonyms : low-level
    Definition
    (adj) subject or submissive to authority or the control of another
    Example Sentence
    • a subordinate kingdom
    Definition
    (adj) (of a clause) unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence
    Synonyms : dependent
    Example Sentence
    • a subordinate (or dependent) clause functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a sentence
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