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subordinates

noun
plural of subordinate

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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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subordinates

verb
present tense third-person singular of subordinate

Synonyms & Antonyms of subordinates (Entry 2 of 2)

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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“Subordinates.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/subordinates. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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