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?
The most popular Greek word for 'minister' is diakonos, which means, 'a servant,' or 'one who executes the command of another.' The other Greek word used is hyperetes, which literally means, 'the under-rower,' or the subordinate who is doing the rowing of a boat. Thus, a minister works for both God and man in service. Just as Jesus was a servant to both God and man, so should all believers be.
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.
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.
As Russia's taxman in chief, he's been in a senior but basically subordinate, technocrat post for a decade -- services for which he's been decorated. Mikhail Mishustin suggests there's a good chance Mikhail Mishustin's not going to think independently of President Vladimir Putin.
It isn't that you subordinate your ideas to the force of the facts in autobiography but that you construct a sequence of stories to bind up the facts with a persuasive hypothesis that unravels your history's meaning.
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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