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synonyms for subordinates

  • aide
  • assistant
  • deputy
  • servant
  • underling
  • attendant
  • dependent
  • flunky
  • gofer
  • helper
  • inferior
  • junior
  • peon
  • scrub
  • second
  • serf
  • slave
  • subaltern
  • poor relation
  • second fiddle
  • second string
  • third string

antonyms for subordinates

MOST RELEVANT
  • boss
  • chief
  • leader
  • major
  • manager
  • master
  • superior
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How to use subordinates in a sentence

It was with the utmost difficulty that his wiser subordinates got him to disarm the sepoy regiments in Agra itself.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Captain Melendez had for a long time accustomed his subordinates not to discuss his orders, but obey them unhesitatingly.
THE BORDER RIFLESGUSTAVE AIMARD
What is more remarkable is to find even able subordinates of the Poor Law Commissioners talking as if they took this view.
ENGLISH POOR LAW POLICYSIDNEY WEBB
The latter arrangement emphasizes the conclusion much more than the former; at the same time it subordinates the condition.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
The underlings were very largely Armenians, who form most admirable subordinates in all Government offices.
THE CRADLE OF MANKINDW.A. WIGRAM
But his best plans sometimes miscarried, from the neglect or inability of his subordinates to carry them into execution.
THE BOYS OF '61CHARLES CARLETON COFFIN.
Encroaching upon functions of subordinates prohibited; orders to be definite.
MANUAL OF MILITARY TRAININGJAMES A. MOSS
It seems that Lee's orders to his main subordinates were habitually of the nature of requests.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME XIIJOHN LORD
Newspapers wrote of him that, "a martinet to subordinates, he was known for the most unruly of lieutenants."
LORD ORMONT AND HIS AMINTA, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
His lofty self-esteem left no room for any jealousy of subordinates.
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLE, VOLUME VIII (OF 8)JOHN RICHARD GREEN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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