US: /səˈbɔɹdəˌneɪt/, /səˈbɔɹdənət/

English Vietnamese dictionary

subordinate /sə'bɔ:dnit/
  • tính từ
    • phụ, phụ thuộc, lệ thuộc
      • to play a subordinate part: đóng vai phụ
      • subordinate clause: mệnh đề phụ
    • ở dưới quyền, cấp dưới
    • danh từ
      • người cấp dưới, người dưới quyền
      • ngoại động từ
        • làm cho lệ thuộc vào
        • đặt xuống bậc dưới; hạ tầm quan trọng

      Advanced English dictionary

      adjective, noun, verb
      + adjective
      1 ~ (to sb) having less power or authority than sb else in a group or an organization: In many societies women are subordinate to men. + a subordinate minister / officer
      2 ~ (to sth) less important than sth else: All other issues are subordinate to this one.
      + noun
      a person who has a position with less authority and power than sb else in an organization: the relationship between subordinates and superiors + He always confers with his subordinates before making decisions.
      + verb
      sth else: Safety considerations were subordinated to commercial interests.
      subordination noun [U]

      Thesaurus dictionary

      1 Often, subordinate to. minor; inferior (to), lower (than), lesser (than), secondary (to), second (to), junior (to), subsidiary (to); next to, below, beneath, under:
      He had to accept a subordinate position in the new company. His new job is subordinate to that of purchasing director.
      2 assistant, aide, junior, subaltern, staff member; underling, hireling, inferior, lackey, servant, slave, vassal; Colloq US staffer:
      She is a subordinate to the editor-in-chief.
      3 make (something) secondary:
      Too many subordinate community interest to personal greed.

      Collocation dictionary


      be | become


      completely, wholly | essentially
      He had an essentially subordinate role.
      | directly
      She was directly subordinate to the president (= reported directly to the president).
      | formally
      The monarch is formally subordinate to Parliament.




      firmly | completely, totally, wholly | largely


      The needs of the individual are completely subordinated to those of the state.

      Concise English dictionary

      +an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
      +a word that is more specific than a given word
      +rank or order as less important or consider of less value
      +make subordinate, dependent, or subservient
      +lower in rank or importance
      +subject or submissive to authority or the control of another
      +(of a clause) unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence
      +inferior in rank or status