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subordinate

adjective

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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.
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subordinate

noun

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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.
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subordinate

verb

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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.
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