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English definition of “subordinate”

subordinate

verb [T]     /səˈbɔː.dɪ.neɪt/ US  /-ˈbɔːr-/
to put someone or something into a less important position : Her personal life has been subordinated to her career .Promoting, demoting and transferring staffOf little or less importance
(Definition of subordinate verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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