Definition of subordinate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    subordinate

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//səˈbɔrdnˌeɪt//
     
    subordinate somebody/something (to somebody/something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they subordinate
     
    he / she / it subordinates
     
    past simple subordinated
     
    -ing form subordinating
     
     
    jump to other results
  1. to treat someone or something as less important than someone or something else Safety considerations were subordinated to commercial interests.
  2. subordination
     
    jump to other results
  3. NAmE//səˌbɔrdnˈeɪʃn//
     
    noun [uncountable]
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: subordinate