Type: verb, noun, adjective

Definitions: (verb) If you subordinate A to B, you give less importance to A and more to B. (noun) A subordinate is someone who is at a lower position in an organization. (adjective) If something is subordinate, it is less important than something else.

Examples: (verb) When he fell in love, everything else was subordinated to it. (noun) A good manager will talk with their subordinates before making most decisions. (adjective) In society a dominant group often ignores the wishes of subordinate groups. (adjective) Many people believe that keeping our natural world healthy should be subordinate to the health of the economy.

Synonyms: adjectives: lesser, supplementary. nouns: assistant, servant.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 9 C