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  • adj.lesser, supplementary
  • nounperson that serves another

synonyms for subordinate

  • accessory
  • adjuvant
  • auxiliary
  • collateral
  • dependent
  • inferior
  • junior
  • low
  • lower
  • minor
  • satellite
  • secondary
  • sub
  • subaltern
  • subject
  • subnormal
  • subsidiary
  • tributary
  • ancillary
  • baser
  • below par
  • contributory
  • insignificant
  • paltry
  • second-fiddle
  • second-string
  • smaller
  • subalternate
  • submissive
  • subservient
  • substract
  • under
  • underaverage
  • unequal
See also synonyms for: subordinates
  • deputy
  • servant
  • aide
  • assistant
  • underling
  • gofer
  • slave
  • helper
  • dependent
  • junior
  • serf
  • second
  • peon
  • flunky
  • attendant
  • scrub
  • subaltern
  • inferior
  • second fiddle
  • second string
  • poor relation
  • third string
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antonyms for subordinate

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  • chief
  • first-class
  • first-rate
  • important
  • main
  • primary
  • source
  • strong
  • superior
  • major
  • necessary
  • vital
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How to use subordinate in a sentence

Messonnier has told colleagues that, not being a virologist or laboratory specialist, she relied on subordinates with greater subject-matter expertise.
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Because my parents had the same kind of job, I never considered one of their careers as subordinate to the other.
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Pichai quietly withdrew from the board in 2018 and installed a Google subordinate in his place.
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Distill it down, and Greenlight is a way for parents to move money from one account to a subordinate—a role that several money-transfer services already fulfill with Square’s Cash App and PayPal’s Venmo.
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Same-sex unions would not have opted into the pattern of marriage, which was a relationship, a dominant and a subordinate relationship.
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Bessires was included because he would never win it at any later date, but his doglike devotion made him a priceless subordinate.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
So far Murat had always held subordinate commands; his great ambition was to become the commander-in-chief of an independent army.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
In 1800 Massna took his trusty subordinate with him to Italy as lieutenant-general of the centre of the army.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
An appeal by a member of a subordinate lodge from a vote of expulsion does not abate by his death while the appeal is pending.
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On the following day he was deprived of his office, and degraded to the rank of subordinate to a new steward.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
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WORDS RELATED TO SUBORDINATE

  • abettor
  • accomplice
  • aid
  • aide
  • assistant
  • associate
  • co-conspirator
  • colleague
  • confederate
  • conspirator
  • helper
  • insider
  • partner
  • plant
  • ringer
  • shill
  • stall
  • subordinate
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