subordinate
adjective
1. (lower in rank or importance) 
In a democracy, the military is subordinate to the civilian leadership.En una democracía, las fuerzas militares están subordinadas al poder civil.
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 subordinate clause is dependent on a main clause.Una oración subordinada depende de una oración principal.
noun
3. (junior) 
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.
Alexander actually wrote the review, not one of his subordinates.Alexander fue quien escribió la reseña, no uno de sus subalternos.
transitive verb
4. (to subjugate) 
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.
subordinate
Noun
1. (general) 
a. el subordinado(a) (M)la subordinado(a) (F) 
adjective
2. (rank, role) 
a. secundario(a), inferior 
to be subordinate to somebodyestar subordinado(a) a alguien
3. (grammar) 
a. no direct translation 
subordinate clauseoración subordinada
transitive verb
4. (general) 
a. subordinar 
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
subordinar
subordinar
transitive verb
1. (to deem less important) 
Glenda subordinó su vida familiar a su carrera política.Glenda subordinated her family life to her political career.
2. (to make dependent) 
a. 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.
subordinarse
reflexive verb
3. (to obey or follow; often used with "a") 
Deberías subordinarte a las necesidades de tus hijos.You should subordinate yourself to the needs of your children.
subordinar
transitive verb
1. ((gen) &) 
a. to subordinate 
pronominal verb
2. (general) 
a. to be subordinate 
subordinar
transitive verb
to subordinate
pronominal verb
subordinarse
subordinarse a to subordinate o.s. to
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