how to pronounce subordinate


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subordinate is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of subordinate in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… valuable and therefore subordinate to …”

meanings of subordinate


  1. Placed in a lower class, rank, or position.
  2. Dependent on and either modifying or complementing the main clause.
  3. Descending in a regular series.
  4. Submissive or inferior to, or controlled by authority. Antonym: insubordinate.


  1. To make subservient.
  2. To make of lower priority in order of payment in bankruptcy.
  3. To treat as of less value or importance.


  1. One who is subordinate.

subordinate frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word subordinate occurs in english on average 1.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics subordinate can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that subordinate can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

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