Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun subordinate

2 senses of subordinate

Sense 1
subordinate, subsidiary, underling, foot soldier -- (an assistant subject to the authority or control of another)
       => assistant, helper, help, supporter -- (a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work")

Sense 2
hyponym, subordinate, subordinate word -- (a word that is more specific than a given word)
       => word -- (a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb subordinate

2 senses of subordinate

Sense 1
subordinate -- (rank or order as less important or consider of less value; "Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools")
       => rate, rank, range, order, grade, place -- (assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide")

Sense 2
subordinate, subdue -- (make subordinate, dependent, or subservient; "Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler")
       => lower, lour -- (set lower; "lower a rating"; "lower expectations")

Antonyms of adj subordinate

3 senses of subordinate

Sense 1
subordinate (vs. dominant), low-level -- (lower in rank or importance)

dominant (vs. subordinate) -- (exercising influence or control; "television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion"; "the dominant partner in the marriage")
        => ascendant, ascendent, dominating -- (most powerful or important or influential; "the economically ascendant class"; "D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe")
        => controlling -- (able to control or determine policy; "a controlling interest in the firm")
        => governing -- (responsible for making and enforcing rules and laws; "governing bodies")
        => overriding, paramount, predominant, predominate, preponderant, preponderating -- (having superior power and influence; "the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism")
        => possessive -- (having or showing a desire to control or dominate; "a possessive parent")
        => sovereign, supreme -- (greatest in status or authority or power; "a supreme tribunal")
        => superior -- ((sometimes followed by `to') not subject to or influenced by; "overcome by a superior opponent"; "trust magnates who felt themselves superior to law")

Sense 2
subordinate (vs. insubordinate) -- (subject or submissive to authority or the control of another; "a subordinate kingdom")

insubordinate (vs. subordinate) -- (not submissive to authority; "a history of insubordinate behavior"; "insubordinate boys")
        => contumacious -- (wilfully obstinate; stubbornly disobedient; "a contumaceous witness is subject to punishment")
        => disobedient, unruly -- (unwilling to submit to authority; "unruly teenagers")
        => mutinous -- (disposed to or in a state of mutiny; "the men became mutinous and insubordinate")
        => rebellious -- (resisting control or authority; "temperamentally rebellious"; "a rebellious crew")

Sense 3
dependent (vs. independent), subordinate -- ((of a clause) unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence; "a subordinate (or dependent) clause functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a sentence")


Similarity of adj subordinate

3 senses of subordinate

Sense 1
subordinate (vs. dominant), low-level -- (lower in rank or importance)
       => adjunct, assistant -- (of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another)
       => associate (prenominal) -- (having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status; "an associate member"; "an associate professor")
       => secondary -- (belonging to a lower class or rank)
       => under (prenominal) -- (lower in rank, power, or authority; "an under secretary")
          Also See-> inferior#1; subordinate#2

Sense 2
subordinate (vs. insubordinate) -- (subject or submissive to authority or the control of another; "a subordinate kingdom")
       => feudatory -- (owing feudal allegiance to or being subject to a sovereign; "it remained feudatory to India until 1365")
       => ruled -- (subject to a ruling authority; "the ruled mass")
       => subject, dependent -- (being under the power or sovereignty of another or others; "subject peoples"; "a dependent prince")
       => subservient -- (compliant and obedient to authority; "editors and journalists who express opinions in print that are opposed to the interests of the rich are dismissed and replaced by subservient ones"-G. B. Shaw)
          Also See-> submissive#1; subordinate#1, low-level#2

Sense 3
dependent (vs. independent), subordinate -- ((of a clause) unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence; "a subordinate (or dependent) clause functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a sentence")

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