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subordinate

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subordinate(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (lower in rank or importance)
a. subordinado
In a democracy, the military is subordinate to the civilian leadership.En una democracía, las fuerzas militares están subordinadas al poder civil.
b. secundario
Many think that the truth is subordinate to the political situation.Muchos piensan que la verdad es secundaria respecto de la situación política.
c. inferior
Nicole was uncomfortable with having her brother in a subordinate role in the company.A Nicole le incomodaba que su hermano estuviera en una función inferior en la empresa.
2. (grammar)
a. subordinado
A subordinate clause is dependent on a main clause.Una oración subordinada depende de una oración principal.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
3. (junior)
a. el subordinado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la subordinada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Rosa told her subordinates in the department that their priority should be quality.Rosa les dijo a sus subordinados en el departamento que su prioridad debía ser la calidad.
b. el subalterno
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la subalterna
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Alexander actually wrote the review, not one of his subordinates.Alexander fue quien escribió la reseña, no uno de sus subalternos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to subjugate)
a. subordinar
The government often subordinates the interests of the least powerful to the interests of the most privileged.El gobierno suele subordinar los intereses de los menos poderosos a los intereses de los más privilegiados.
b. someter
The demonstrators protested against men who subordinate women and treat them poorly.Los manifestantes protestaron contra los hombres que someten a las mujeres y las tratan mal.
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subordinate
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el subordinado(a)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
la subordinado(a)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
2. (rank, role)
a. secundario(a), inferior
to be subordinate to somebodyestar subordinado(a) a alguien
3. (grammar)
a.
subordinate clauseoración subordinada
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (general)
a. subordinar
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subordinate
[səˈbɔːdnɪt]
noun
subordinadoasubordinada (m) (f);a subordinada
[səˈbɔːdnɪt]
adjective
[+officer, member of staff, group] subordinado; [+role] subordinado; secundario
the committee was not willing to play a subordinate [role] Her husband came to accept his subordinate [role] He had played a material though admittedly subordinate part in the theft it's difficult for someone in a subordinate position to complain The constitution put parliament in a largely subordinate place ...the company and its various subordinate [organizations] For all his seniority at his previous job, here he was subordinate Kuznets's second problem, valuation (absolute and relative price-formation), has played a subordinate role in this history If you ask if everyone has understood, the likely reaction from people, especially those subordinate to you, is to say "yes" those who are subordinate to you Sexual harassment is usually most likely between peers or when the female is subordinate to the male The troops were made directly subordinate to the President
to be subordinate to sb (in rank) ser subordinado de algn
I don't know who is subordinate to whom the official to whom Truman had previously been subordinate
to be subordinate to sth (secondary) estar subordinado a algo
in film words are subordinate to images He had had affairs before, but they had always been subordinate to his work Thereafter, the narrative becomes subordinate to chronology They want to maintain a strong national army not subordinate to any supranational command She believed that husbands ought to be subordinate to their wives ...a monarch subordinate to the elected parliament Why are women subordinate in the sex/gender system?
subordinate clause oración (f) subordinada
[səˈbɔːdɪneɪt]
transitive verb
subordinar
to subordinate sth to sth subordinar algo a algo; subordinating conjunction conjunción (f) de subordinación
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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