Definitions For Subordinate


  • A word that is more specific than a given word
  • An assistant subject to the authority or control of another
  • Someone who has less power or authority than someone else : someone who is subordinate to someone else


  • Make subordinate, dependent, or subservient
  • Rank or order as less important or consider of less value
  • To think of or treat (someone or something) as less important than someone or something else


  • (of a clause) unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence
  • Lower in rank or importance
  • Subject or submissive to authority or the control of another

Is Subordinate a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Subordinate is worth 14 points in Scrabble and 17 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Subordinate in a Sentence

  • His contention is that environment plays a subordinate role to heredity in determining what we become
  • She leaves the day-to-day running of the firm to her subordinates.
  • subordinates do most of the actual creation of the famous designer's clothing designs
  • It is one of the lessons of history that more powerful civilizations often subordinate weaker ones

Synonyms for Subordinate

Antonyms for Subordinate

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