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subordinate

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of subordinate

  1. having not so great importance or rank as another <his contention is that environment plays a subordinate role to heredity in determining what we become> Synonyms inferior, junior, less, lower, minor, smaller, lesserRelated Words little, mean, small; minute, petty; jerkwater, one-horse, second-class, second-rate, two-bit; associate, auxiliary, secondary, subsidiaryNear Antonyms choice, exceptional, first-class, first-rateAntonyms greater, higher, major, more, primary, prime, senior, superior, superordinate


subordinate

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of subordinate

  1. one who is of lower rank and typically under the authority of another <subordinates do most of the actual creation of the famous designer's clothing designs> Synonyms inferior, junior, underlingRelated Words attendant, follower, retainer; domestic, menial, steward; flunky (also flunkey or flunkie), henchman, lackey, minion; adjutant, aid, aide, assistant, coadjutor, deputy, second, second fiddle; helpmate, helpmeet, mate, sidekickNear Antonyms boss, captain, chief, foreman, head, headman, helmsman, kingpin, leader, master, taskmasterAntonyms senior, superior


subordinate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of subordinate

  1. to bring under one's control by force of arms <it is one of the lessons of history that more powerful civilizations often subordinate weaker ones> Synonyms dominate, overpower, pacify, subdue, subject, subjugate, conquer, vanquishRelated Words annihilate, beat, clobber, crush, defeat, drub, lick, mow (down), overcome, prevail (over), reduce, rout, skunk, smash, thrash, triumph (over), trounce, wallop, whip; enslave; break, clamp down (on), crack down (on), put down, quash, quell, repress, silence, smother, snuff (out), squash, squelch, suppressNear Antonyms discharge, emancipate, enfranchise, free, liberate, manumit, release, spring, unbind, uncage, unchain, unfetter



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