subordinate, subsidiary, underling, foot soldier(noun)
an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
overriding, paramount, insubordinate, preponderant, controlling, disobedient, predominate, superior, possessive, preponderating, dominating, governing, ascendent, contumacious, ascendant, rebellious, supreme, dominant, predominant, sovereign, unruly, mutinous
hyponym, subordinate, subordinate word(adj)
a word that is more specific than a given word
rebellious, ascendant, preponderating, superior, predominate, mutinous, governing, controlling, ascendent, dominating, unruly, preponderant, predominant, overriding, dominant, contumacious, paramount, disobedient, supreme, insubordinate, sovereign, possessive
lower in rank or importance
ascendent, mutinous, preponderating, supreme, disobedient, insubordinate, dominating, governing, overriding, predominate, ascendant, superior, paramount, possessive, unruly, dominant, sovereign, rebellious, contumacious, predominant, preponderant, controlling
subject or submissive to authority or the control of another
"a subordinate kingdom"
dominating, mutinous, superior, preponderant, possessive, predominant, ascendant, supreme, unruly, overriding, controlling, predominate, governing, paramount, preponderating, disobedient, contumacious, dominant, ascendent, sovereign, insubordinate, rebellious
(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"
ascendant, rebellious, governing, controlling, sovereign, dominant, mutinous, insubordinate, predominate, dominating, unruly, superior, preponderating, paramount, contumacious, predominant, disobedient, preponderant, supreme, overriding, possessive, ascendent
rank or order as less important or consider of less value
"Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools"
ascendant, unruly, possessive, paramount, controlling, governing, preponderant, dominating, mutinous, predominate, insubordinate, contumacious, preponderating, disobedient, superior, sovereign, overriding, ascendent, dominant, supreme, predominant, rebellious
make subordinate, dependent, or subservient
"Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler"
dominating, sovereign, preponderating, mutinous, contumacious, superior, ascendant, preponderant, predominate, disobedient, paramount, rebellious, controlling, insubordinate, overriding, possessive, dominant, ascendent, governing, supreme, unruly, predominant
English Synonyms and Antonyms
An auxiliary is a person or thing that helps in a subordinate capacity. Allies unite as equals; auxiliaries are, at least technically, inferiors or subordinates. Yet the auxiliary is more than a mere assistant. The word is oftenest found in the plural, and in the military sense; auxiliaries are troops of one nation uniting with the armies, and acting under the orders, of another. Mercenaries serve only for pay; auxiliaries often for reasons of state, policy, or patriotism as well. Compare ACCESSORY; APPENDAGE.
The auxiliaries of the Romans; an auxiliary in a good cause; an auxiliary to learning.
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How to use subordinate in a sentence?
I think it (ISIS) is going to expand beyond Libya where it can find subordinate elements to cooperate with.
Sexual pleasure is, I agree, a passion to which all others are subordinate but in which they all unite.
The Polish government must be told that and more: that the alliance whose protection they demand is not only about defending territory, but, perhaps more important, about defending shared values, the bill is yet another try to subordinate the court to the executive power, and we fear that it will block all cases judged by the court.
We are barrelling towards an incoherent Brexit that is going to leave us trapped in a subordinate relationship to the EU, with no say over the rules that will govern huge swathes of our economy.
These are people who may not be connected in a 'superior-subordinate' relationship with the so-called Caliphate, but people who are mentally linked, who share their point of view and take up arms.
Translations for subordinate
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- podřízený, podříditCzech
- unterordnen, untergeordnetGerman
- εξαρτημένος, δευτερεύων, υποτελήςGreek
- فرودست, زیردست, تابعPersian
- alamainen, väheksyä, alisteinen, alistaa, alainenFinnish
- subordonnée, subordonnées, subordonné, subordonnésFrench
- fo-ordaithe, fo-ordaigh, íochtaránachIrish
- subordinado, subjugar, sujeitar, dominar, subordinar, submeter, subordinadaPortuguese
- subordonat, subordonatăRomanian
- подчинённый, подчинять, придаточныйRussian
- потчињен, зависан, potčinjen, zavisan, potčinjeniSerbo-Croatian
- underordnad, underordnaSwedish
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