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subordinate

[adj., n. suh-bawr-dn-it; v. suh-bawr-dn-eyt] [adj., n. səˈbɔrdnɪt; v. səˈbɔrdnˌeɪt]
adjective
  • belonging to a lower or inferior class or rank
  • secondary
  • subject to the authority or control of another
  • noun
  • one who is subordinate
  • verb
  • to put in a lower or inferior rank or class
  • to make subservient; subdue
  • " 'Cool it, Zhlob,' Harriet said curtly to her overexcited subordinate."