Definitions of "subordinate"
  1. Being in a position that is lower in rank or class
  2. Under the control of an authority or higher position
  3. The act of making something, such as a debt, less important or a lower priority
How to use "subordinate" in a sentence
  1. In the company's hierarchical structure, the assistant manager is subordinate to the general manager.
  2. The local law enforcement teams are often subordinate to state or federal authorities in situations involving serious crimes.
  3. The firm was forced to subordinate some of its debts to ensure critical operations could continue.

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