P subordinate verb (PERSON) [ T ] UK /səbˈɔːdɪnət/ US /səbˈɔrdənət/ to order someone to do something as your servant
Or worker The hotel manager immediately subordinate d a member of staff to meet our needs.
Old English Synonyms
a person who is lower in rank or position than another
When one thing is subordinate to another, it is lower in rank or importance.
The subordinate staff was not happy with their working conditions.
Theayer felt like she was being treated like a subordinate and not an equal.
He was always looking for ways to make his subordinate employees feel uncomfortable.
The boss was very pleased with how his subordinate handled the situation.
The subordinate was always happy to help his boss with whatever he needed.