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verb [transitive] [usually passive] formal subordinate pronunciation in American English /səˈbɔrd(ə)nˌeɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theysubordinate
he/she/itsubordinates
present participlesubordinating
past tensesubordinated
past participlesubordinated
  1. if one thing is subordinated to another thing, it is considered to be less important than the other thing

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