1. subordinate

noun. ['səˈbɔrdəˌneɪt, səˈbɔrdənət'] an assistant subject to the authority or control of another.


  • second banana
  • man
  • supporter
  • cog
  • helper
  • bottom dog
  • assistant
  • foot soldier
  • subsidiary
  • second fiddle
  • associate
  • underling


  • white
  • disjoin
  • captor
  • bad person

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Rhymes with Subordinate

  • coordinate

Sentences with subordinate

1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Some species have submissive gestures that subordinate males will display to halt the aggression of a larger male.

2. Adjective
Exempt executives must have the equivalent of at least two full-time subordinate employees who report directly to them.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Confront the troublemaker if he's your subordinate and you have the authority to do something about his behavior.

Quotes about subordinate

1. There is no justice in love, no proportion in it, and there need not be, because in any specific instance it is only a glimpse or parable of an embracing, incomprehensible reality. It makes no sense at all because it is the eternal breaking in on the temporal. So how could it subordinate itself to cause or consequence?
- Marilynne Robinson, Gilead

2. subordinate

adjective. ['səˈbɔrdəˌneɪt, səˈbɔrdənət'] lower in rank or importance.


  • status
  • assistant
  • associate
  • low-level
  • under
  • secondary
  • position
  • inferior


  • dominant
  • inactivity
  • disservice
  • worsen

3. subordinate

verb. ['səˈbɔrdəˌneɪt, səˈbɔrdənət'] rank or order as less important or consider of less value.


  • rank
  • grade
  • order
  • outclass
  • range
  • rate


  • unsupportive
  • misconstruction
  • essential
  • abnormality

4. subordinate

adjective. ['səˈbɔrdəˌneɪt, səˈbɔrdənət'] subject or submissive to authority or the control of another.


  • subservient
  • feudatory
  • ruled
  • subject
  • dependent
  • low-level


  • domineering
  • act
  • female
  • juvenile

5. subordinate

adjective. ['səˈbɔrdəˌneɪt, səˈbɔrdənət'] (of a clause) unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence.


  • nonworker

6. subordinate

verb. ['səˈbɔrdəˌneɪt, səˈbɔrdənət'] make subordinate, dependent, or subservient.


  • lower
  • lour


  • foe
  • nonmember
  • dissociate

7. subordinate

noun. ['səˈbɔrdəˌneɪt, səˈbɔrdənət'] a word that is more specific than a given word.


  • word
  • hyponym


  • draftee
  • volunteer
  • civilian