A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to deem less important)
a. to subordinate
Glenda subordinó su vida familiar a su carrera política.Glenda subordinated her family life to her political career.
2. (to make dependent)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
La presidenta subordina la decisión sobre su futuro al resultado de las elecciones.The President's decision on her future is dependent on the result of the election.
La Administración subordina la concesión de la beca a un buen expediente académico.The scholarships awarded by the government are conditional on a good academic record.
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
reflexive verb
3. (to obey or follow; often used with "a")
a. to subordinate oneself
Deberías subordinarte a las necesidades de tus hijos.You should subordinate yourself to the needs of your children.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. ((gen) &)
a. to subordinate
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (general)
a. to be subordinate
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transitive verb
to subordinate
pronominal verb
subordinarse a to subordinate o.s. to
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