- Adjective and Noun
- (UK) enPR: sə-bôʹdĭn-ət, IPA (key): /səˈbɔːdɪnət/
- (US) enPR: sə-bôrʹdĭn-ət, IPA (key): /səˈbɔrdɪnət/
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- (US) enPR: sə-bôrʹdĭn-āt, IPA (key): /səˈbɔrdɪneɪt/
- (UK) enPR: sə-bôʹdĭn-āt, IPA (key): /səˈbɔːdɪneɪt/
Audio (UK) (file)
- If something is subordinate, it is less important than someone or something else.
- Keeping our natural world healthy remains subordinate to the health of the economy.
- In society a dominant group often ignores the wishes of subordinate groups.
- (countable) A subordinate is someone who is at a lower position in an organization.
- A good manager will talk with her subordinates before making most decisions.
- (transitive) If you subordinate to , you give less importance to and more to .
- When he fell in love, everything else was subordinated to it.