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Synonyms for subordinate
səˈbɔr dn ɪt; -dnˌeɪtsub·or·di·nate

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. subordinate

    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.

    Synonyms:
    accessory, aid, ally, assistant, auxiliary, coadjutor, confederate, helper, mercenary, promoter

    Antonyms:
    antagonist, hinderer, opponent, opposer

    Preposition:
    The auxiliaries of the Romans; an auxiliary in a good cause; an auxiliary to learning.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. subordinate, subsidiary, underling, foot soldiernoun

    an assistant subject to the authority or control of another

    Synonyms:
    marcher, infantryman, foot soldier, subordinate word, hyponym, footslogger, subsidiary company, subsidiary, underling

    Antonyms:
    overriding, paramount, insubordinate, preponderant, controlling, disobedient, predominate, superior, possessive, preponderating, dominating, governing, ascendent, contumacious, ascendant, rebellious, supreme, dominant, predominant, sovereign, unruly, mutinous

  2. hyponym, subordinate, subordinate wordadjective

    a word that is more specific than a given word

    Synonyms:
    subordinate word, hyponym, foot soldier, subsidiary, underling

    Antonyms:
    rebellious, ascendant, preponderating, superior, predominate, mutinous, governing, controlling, ascendent, dominating, unruly, preponderant, predominant, overriding, dominant, contumacious, paramount, disobedient, supreme, insubordinate, sovereign, possessive

  3. subordinate, low-leveladjective

    lower in rank or importance

    Synonyms:
    low-altitude, dependent, low-level

    Antonyms:
    ascendent, mutinous, preponderating, supreme, disobedient, insubordinate, dominating, governing, overriding, predominate, ascendant, superior, paramount, possessive, unruly, dominant, sovereign, rebellious, contumacious, predominant, preponderant, controlling

  4. subordinateadjective

    subject or submissive to authority or the control of another

    "a subordinate kingdom"

    Synonyms:
    dependent, low-level

    Antonyms:
    dominating, mutinous, superior, preponderant, possessive, predominant, ascendant, supreme, unruly, overriding, controlling, predominate, governing, paramount, preponderating, disobedient, contumacious, dominant, ascendent, sovereign, insubordinate, rebellious

  5. dependent, subordinateverb

    (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"

    Synonyms:
    pendent, drug-addicted, dependant, qualified, strung-out, low-level, subject, dependent, pendant, hooked

    Antonyms:
    ascendant, rebellious, governing, controlling, sovereign, dominant, mutinous, insubordinate, predominate, dominating, unruly, superior, preponderating, paramount, contumacious, predominant, disobedient, preponderant, supreme, overriding, possessive, ascendent

  6. subordinateverb

    rank or order as less important or consider of less value

    "Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools"

    Synonyms:
    subdue

    Antonyms:
    ascendant, unruly, possessive, paramount, controlling, governing, preponderant, dominating, mutinous, predominate, insubordinate, contumacious, preponderating, disobedient, superior, sovereign, overriding, ascendent, dominant, supreme, predominant, rebellious

  7. subordinate, subdueverb

    make subordinate, dependent, or subservient

    "Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler"

    Synonyms:
    crucify, surmount, curb, chasten, tame, stamp down, inhibit, overcome, subdue, reduce, suppress, repress, subjugate, master, quash, conquer, keep down, get over, mortify

    Antonyms:
    dominating, sovereign, preponderating, mutinous, contumacious, superior, ascendant, preponderant, predominate, disobedient, paramount, rebellious, controlling, insubordinate, overriding, possessive, dominant, ascendent, governing, supreme, unruly, predominant

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. subordinateadjective

    Synonyms:
    inferior, subservient, subject, ancillary, minor, secondary

  2. subordinatenoun

    Synonyms:
    inferior, dependant

  3. subordinateverb

    Synonyms:
    subject, make subordinate, make subservient

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How to use subordinate in a sentence?

  1. Jo Johnson:

    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.

  2. Daniel Russel:

    Just as this week's 'tactical weapon' test was a signal to warn Trump that his much-vaunted 'freeze' is in jeopardy, the verbal attack on Pompeo is meant to encourage Trump to ignore his hardline advisers and make a deal with his 'friend' Kim Jong Un, as long as the North Koreans believe they can flatter and dupe the U.S. president into making important concessions ... they will resist dealing with less gullible and more demanding subordinate U.S. officials.

  3. Jo Johnson:

    We are barreling 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.

  4. Donald Trump Trump:

    Otherwise, I wouldn't be where I am. If he didn't feel that women were as competent as men, I would be relegated to some role subordinate to my brothers, i think this is one of his great strengths: He fully prioritizes merit and accomplishment and skill and ability over background, education, and gender.

  5. Michael Green:

    One of the biggest examples of this is that.... the CEO of McDonald's Corporation stepped down... and part of that was because he was having a relationship with a subordinate, now, it didn't say it wasn't consensual or that they had any complaints about it or anything of that nature, but just the very nature of having that kind of relationship in this #MeToo time shows bad judgment.


Translations for subordinate

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  • المرؤوسArabic
  • podřídit, podřízenýCzech
  • underordnetDanish
  • unterordnen, untergeordnetGerman
  • υποτελής, εξαρτημένος, δευτερεύωνGreek
  • subordinadoSpanish
  • تابع, فرودست, زیردستPersian
  • alisteinen, alainen, väheksyä, alamainen, alistaaFinnish
  • subordonnées, subordonné, subordonnée, subordonnésFrench
  • fo-ordaigh, íochtaránach, fo-ordaitheIrish
  • alárendeltHungarian
  • ژێرده‌سته‌Kurdish
  • ondergeschiktDutch
  • podrzędnyPolish
  • subordinar, dominar, submeter, subordinada, sujeitar, subjugar, subordinadoPortuguese
  • subordonată, subordonatRomanian
  • подчинять, подчинённый, придаточныйRussian
  • zavisan, потчињен, potčinjeni, зависан, potčinjenSerbo-Croatian
  • underordna, underordnadSwedish
  • అధీనTelugu
  • ماتحتUrdu

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