subordinating

adjective
sub·​or·​di·​nat·​ing | \ sə-ˈbȯr-də-ˌnā-tiŋ How to pronounce subordinating (audio) \

Definition of subordinating

: introducing and linking a subordinate clause to a main clause subordinating conjunction

First Known Use of subordinating

1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of subordinating was in 1849

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subordinate clause

subordinating

subordinating conjunction

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“Subordinating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subordinating. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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