subordinate - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] [usually passive] formal 

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/səˈbɔː(r)dɪneɪt/
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