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

2 senses of subsidiary

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
subsidiary company, subsidiary -- (a company that is completely controlled by another company)
       => company -- (an institution created to conduct business; "he only invests in large well-established companies"; "he started the company in his garage")

Antonyms of adj subsidiary

1 sense of subsidiary

Sense 1
auxiliary, subsidiary, supplemental, supplementary -- (functioning in a supporting capacity; "the main library and its auxiliary branches")

INDIRECT (VIA secondary) -> primary -- (of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondary; "primary goals"; "a primary effect"; "primary sources"; "a primary interest")

Similarity of adj subsidiary

1 sense of subsidiary

Sense 1
auxiliary, subsidiary, supplemental, supplementary -- (functioning in a supporting capacity; "the main library and its auxiliary branches")
       => secondary (vs. primary) -- (being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate; "the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher"; "a secondary source"; "a secondary issue"; "secondary streams")

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