Translation of subordinate in Spanish:

subordinate

adjective/adjetivo

/səˈbɔːrdnət; səˈbɔːdɪnət/
  • 1 (inferior, secondary) [rank/position/officer] subordinado subordinate to sth/sb subordinado a algo/algn
    More example sentences
    • Though corruption has been rampant among the subordinate ranks, senior officers, by and large, were not tainted by corruption.
    • It is noteworthy that all the members of the court-martial, appointed by the convening officer, were subordinate in rank to him.
    • Thus women are now in the workforce but in positions where they are subordinate to men and under their control.
    More example sentences
    • From this perspective, the function of good and/or evil in the morality play is important but subordinate to the role of protagonist/hero.
    • Historically, the tradition has viewed the first and second foci as subordinate to the third.
    • If, on the other hand, he is an act- or rule-utilitarian, he would seem to give character a role that is subordinate to reason.

noun/nombre

/səˈbɔːrdnət; səˈbɔːdɪnət/
  • subordinado, (masculine, feminine), subalterno, (masculine, feminine)

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

/səˈbɔːrdneɪt; səˈbɔːdɪneɪt/
  • to subordinate sth to sth/sb subordinar algo a algo/algn

Definition of subordinate in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day calco
m
exact replica …
Cultural fact of the day

Every year the charitable Fundación Príncipe de Asturias makes eight awards in various categories. They are presented by the Príncipe de Asturias, the heir to the Spanish throne, in the Asturian city of Oviedo. The prize includes a monetary reward of 50,000 euros and a sculpture by the Catalan artist Joan Miró. Winners have included: the writers Umberto Eco and Mario Vargas Llosa; the politicians Nelson Mandela and Yasser Arafat; the organization Médecins sans Frontières; the scientist Stephen Hawking; and the golfer Severiano Ballesteros.