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English definition of “subordinate”

subordinate

verb [T]  /səˈbɔr·dənˌeɪt/ us  
to treat someone or something as less important than something else: Japan has a tradition of subordinating individual desires to group goals.
subordination
noun [U] /səˌbɔr·dənˈeɪ·ʃən/
She studies patterns of domination and subordination among orangutans.
(Definition of subordinate verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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