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Definition of Subordinate


  1. Placed in a lower order, class, or rank; holding a lower or inferior position.
  2. Inferior in order, nature, dignity, power, importance, or the like.
  3. One who stands in order or rank below another; -- distinguished from a principal.
  4. To place in a lower order or class; to make or consider as of less value or importance; as, to subordinate one creature to another.
  5. To make subject; to subject or subdue; as, to subordinate the passions to reason.
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Subordinate Translations

subordinate in Dutch is achterstellen
subordinate in French is sous ordre
subordinate in German is unterordnen, untergeordnet
subordinate in Latin is summitto
subordinate in Portuguese is subordinado
subordinate in Swedish is underordna