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Subordinative vs. Subordinate

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Subordinativeadjective

Tending to subordinate; expressing subordination.

Subordinateadjective

Placed in a lower class, rank, or position.

Subordinativeadjective

(grammar) Used to introduce a subordinate sentence.

‘a subordinative conjunction’;

Subordinateadjective

Submissive or inferior to, or controlled by, authority.

Subordinativeadjective

Tending to subordinate; expressing subordination; used to introduce a subordinate sentence; as, a subordinative conjunction.

Subordinateadjective

dependent on and either modifying or complementing the main clause

‘In the sentence “The barbecue finished before John arrived”, the subordinate clause “before John arrived” specifies the time of the main clause, “The barbecue finished”.’;

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Subordinativeadjective

serving to connect a subordinate clause to a main clause;

‘`when' in `I will come when I can' is a subordinating conjunction’;

Subordinateadjective

Descending in a regular series.

Subordinatenoun

(countable) One who is subordinate.

Subordinateverb

(transitive) To make subservient.

Subordinateverb

(transitive) To treat as of less value or importance.

Subordinateverb

To make of lower priority in order of payment in bankruptcy.

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Subordinateadjective

Placed in a lower order, class, or rank; holding a lower or inferior position.

‘The several kinds and subordinate species of each are easily distinguished.’;

Subordinateadjective

Inferior in order, nature, dignity, power, importance, or the like.

‘It was subordinate, not enslaved, to the understanding.’;

Subordinatenoun

One who stands in order or rank below another; - distinguished from a principal.

Subordinateverb

To place in a lower order or class; to make or consider as of less value or importance; as, to subordinate one creature to another.

Subordinateverb

To make subject; to subject or subdue; as, to subordinate the passions to reason.

Subordinatenoun

an assistant subject to the authority or control of another

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Subordinatenoun

a word that is more specific than a given word

Subordinateverb

rank or order as less important or consider of less value;

‘Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools’;

Subordinateverb

make subordinate, dependent, or subservient;

‘Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler’;

Subordinateadjective

lower in rank or importance

Subordinateadjective

subject or submissive to authority or the control of another;

‘a subordinate kingdom’;

Subordinateadjective

of a clause; unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence;

‘a subordinate (or dependent) clause functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a sentence’;

Subordinateadjective

inferior in rank or status;

‘the junior faculty’; ‘a lowly corporal’; ‘petty officialdom’; ‘a subordinate functionary’;

Subordinateadjective

lower in rank or position

‘his subordinate officers’;

Subordinateadjective

of less or secondary importance

‘in adventure stories, character must be subordinate to action’;

Subordinatenoun

a person under the authority or control of another within an organization

‘he was mild-mannered, especially with his subordinates’;

Subordinateverb

treat or regard as of lesser importance than something else

‘practical considerations were subordinated to political expediency’;

Subordinateverb

make subservient to or dependent on something else

‘to define life would be to subordinate it to reason’;

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