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subordinate

Translation of subordinate in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

/səˈbɔːrdnət; səˈbɔːdɪnət/
  • 1 (inferior, secondary) [rank/position/officer] subordinado subordinate to sth/sb subordinado a algo/algn
    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.
    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

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