Meaning of “subordinate” - Learner’s Dictionary

subordinate

verb [ T ] uk us /səˈbɔːdɪneɪt/ formal

to put someone or something into a less important position

subordination uk us /səˌbɔːdɪˈneɪʃən/ noun [ U ]

(Definition of “subordinate verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)