subordinate

  • 1 subordinate — subordinate, subordinated, subordination Debts or claims that have a lower status or priority than other debts or claims are subordinate. For example, creditor A may agree in a subordination agreement to have its claims on the cash flow or on the …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 subordinate — adj Subordinate, secondary, dependent, subject, tributary, collateral are comparable when they mean placed in or belonging to a class, rank, or status lower than the highest or the first in importance or power. Subordinate applies to a person or… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 subordinate — sub·or·di·nate 1 /sə bȯrd ən ət/ adj 1: placed in or occupying a lower rank, class, or position 2: submissive to or controlled by authority sub·or·di·nate 2 /sə bȯrd ən ˌāt/ vt nat·ed, nat·ing: to assign lower priority to (as a debt or… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 subordinate — [sə bôrd′ n it; ] for v [., səbôr′də nāt΄] adj. [ME < ML subordinatus, pp. of subordinare < L sub , under + ordinare, to order: see ORDAIN] 1. inferior to or placed below another in rank, power, importance, etc.; secondary 2. under the… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Subordinate — Sub*or di*nate, a. [Pref. sub + L. ordinatus, p. p. of ordinare to set in order, to arrange. See {Ordain}.] 1. Placed in a lower order, class, or rank; holding a lower or inferior position. [1913 Webster] The several kinds and subordinate species …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Subordinate — Sub*or di*nate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Subordinated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Subordinating}.] 1. To place in a lower order or class; to make or consider as of less value or importance; as, to subordinate one creature to another. [1913 Webster] 2. To make …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 subordinate — [adj] lesser, supplementary accessory, adjuvant, ancillary, auxiliary, baser, below par, collateral, contributory, dependent, inferior, insignificant, junior, low, lower, minor, paltry, satellite, secondary, second fiddle*, secondstring*, smaller …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 subordinate — ► ADJECTIVE 1) lower in rank or position. 2) of less or secondary importance. ► NOUN ▪ a person under the authority or control of another. ► VERB 1) treat or regard as subordinate. 2) make subservient or dependent …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 Subordinate — Sub*or di*nate, n. One who stands in order or rank below another; distinguished from a principal. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 subordinate — sub|or|di|nate1 [səˈbo:dınət US ˈbo:r ] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Medieval Latin; Origin: , past participle of subordinare to subordinate , from Latin ordinare; ORDAIN] 1.) in a less important position than someone else ▪ a subordinate officer… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 subordinate — I UK [səˈbɔː(r)dɪnət] / US [səˈbɔrdɪnət] adjective * 1) having less power or authority than someone else He handed the case down to one of his subordinate officers. subordinate to: All members of the committee are subordinate to the chairman. 2)… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 subordinate — 01. The major was admired and respected by all his [subordinate] officers. 02. Our corporate philosophy holds that profits must sometimes be [subordinated] to employee satisfaction in order to create a positive working environment. 03. It is… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 13 subordinate — sub|or|din|ate1 [ sə bɔrdınət ] adjective * 1. ) having less power or authority than someone else: He handed the case down to one of his subordinate officers. subordinate to: All members of the committee are subordinate to the chairman. 2. ) less …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 subordinate — subordinates, subordinating, subordinated (The noun and adjective are pronounced [[t]səbɔ͟ː(r)dɪnət[/t]]. The verb is pronounced [[t]səbɔ͟ː(r)dɪneɪt[/t]].) 1) N COUNT: oft poss N If someone is your subordinate, they have a less important position …

    English dictionary

  • 15 subordinate — I adj. subordinate to II v. (D; refl., tr.) to subordinate to (they had to subordinate their own needs to the needs of the group) * * * [sə bɔːdɪneɪt] subordinate to (D; refl., tr.) to subordinate to (they had to subordinate their own needs to… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 subordinate — subordinately, adv. subordinateness, n. subordination, subordinacy /seuh bawr dn euh see/, n. subordinative /seuh bawr dn ay tiv, bawr dn euh /, adj. adj., n. /seuh bawr dn it/; v. /seuh bawr dn ayt /, adj., n., v …

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  • 17 subordinate — {{11}}subordinate (adj.) mid 15c., from M.L. subordinatus placed in a lower order, made subject, pp. of subordinare place in a lower order, from L. sub under (see SUB (Cf. sub )) + ordinare arrange (see ORDAIN (Cf. ordain)). Related:… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 18 subordinate — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English subordinat, from Medieval Latin subordinatus, past participle of subordinare to subordinate, from Latin sub + ordinare to order more at ordain Date: 15th century 1. placed in or occupying a lower class, rank …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 subordinate — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} verb ADVERB ▪ firmly ▪ completely, totally, wholly ▪ largely PREPOSITION ▪ to …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 subordinate — 1 adjective less important than something else, or in a lower position with less authority: a subordinate role on the committee (+ to): a commission that is subordinate to the Security Council compare subservient 2 noun (C) someone who has a… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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