Synonyms of subordinate


1. subordinate, subsidiary, underling, foot soldier, assistant, helper, help, supporter

usage: an assistant subject to the authority or control of another

2. hyponym, subordinate, subordinate word, word

usage: a word that is more specific than a given word


1. subordinate, rate, rank, range, order, grade, place

usage: rank or order as less important or consider of less value; "Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools"

2. subordinate, subdue, lower, lour

usage: make subordinate, dependent, or subservient; "Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler"


1. subordinate (vs. dominant), low-level, adjunct, assistant, associate(prenominal), secondary, under(prenominal), inferior, subordinate

usage: lower in rank or importance

2. subordinate (vs. insubordinate), feudatory, ruled, subject, dependent, subservient, submissive, subordinate#1, low-level

usage: subject or submissive to authority or the control of another; "a subordinate kingdom"

3. dependent (vs. independent), subordinate

usage: (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"

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Definition and meaning of subordinate (Dictionary)