HyperDic: subordinate

English > 7 senses of the word subordinate:
ADJECTIVEallsubordinate, low-levellower in rank or importance
allsubordinatesubject or submissive to authority or the control of another
allsubordinate, dependent(of a clause) unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence
NOUNperson subordinate, subsidiary, underling, foot soldieran assistant subject to the authority or control of another
communicationsubordinate, hyponym, subordinate worda word that is more specific than a given word
VERBcognitionsubordinaterank or order as less important or consider of less value
changesubordinate, subduemake subordinate, dependent, or subservient
subordinate > pronunciation
Soundssahbao'rdahnaht; sahbao'rdahney.t
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
abate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > subordinate: 7 senses > adjective 1
MeaningLower in rank or importance.
Synonymlow-level
Attribute ofstatus, positionThe relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society
Narroweradjunct, assistantOf or relating to a person who is subordinate to another
associateHaving partial rights and privileges or subordinate status
secondaryBelonging to a lower class or rank
underLower in rank, power, or authority
See alsoinferiorOf or characteristic of low rank or importance
subordinatesubject or submissive to authority or the control of another
OppositedominantExercising influence or control
Spanishsubordinado
Nounssubordinatean assistant subject to the authority or control of another
subordinatenesssecondary importance
English > subordinate: 7 senses > adjective 2
Meaningsubject or submissive to authority or the control of another.
Example"a subordinate kingdom"
Narrowerfeudatoryowing feudal allegiance to or being subject to a sovereign
ruledsubject to a ruling authority
subject, dependentUnder the power or sovereignty of another or others
subservientcompliant and obedient to authority
See alsojunioryounger
submissiveInclined or willing / willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination
subordinate, low-levelLower in rank or importance
Oppositeinsubordinatenot submissive to authority
Spanishsubordinado
English > subordinate: 7 senses > adjective 3
Meaning(of a clause) unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence.
Example"a subordinate (or dependent) clause functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a sentence"
Synonymdependent
CategorygrammarThe branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
Oppositeindependent, main(of a clause) capable of standing syntactically alone as a complete sentence
Spanishsubordinado
English > subordinate: 7 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningAn assistant subject to the authority or control of another.
Synonymssubsidiary, underling, foot soldier
NarrowerassociateA person with subordinate membership in a society, institution, or commercial enterprise
bottom dogA person of low status
cogA subordinate who performs an important but routine function
manA male subordinate
second fiddle, second bananasomeone who serves in a subordinate capacity or plays a secondary role
Broaderassistant, helper, help, supporterA person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
Spanishsubalterno, subordinado
Catalansubaltern, subordinat
Adjectivessubordinatelower in rank or importance
Verbssubordinatemake subordinate, dependent, or subservient
subordinaterank or order as less important or consider of less value
English > subordinate: 7 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA word that is more specific than a given word.
Synonymshyponym, subordinate word
BroaderwordA unit of language that native speakers can identify
Spanishhipónimo
Catalanhipònim
English > subordinate: 7 senses > verb 1, cognition
Meaningrank or order as less important or consider of less value.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools"
NarroweroutclassCause to appear in a lower class
Broaderrate, rank, range, order, grade, placeAssign a rank or rating to
Spanishsubordinar
Catalansubordinar
Nounssubordinatean assistant subject to the authority or control of another
subordinationthe state of being subordinate to something
English > subordinate: 7 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake subordinate, dependent, or subservient.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler"
Synonymsubdue
Broaderlower, lourSet lower
Spanishdoblegar, subordinar
Nounssubordinatean assistant subject to the authority or control of another
subordinationthe act of mastering or subordinating someone

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