adj. Placed in a lower order, class, or rank; holding a lower or inferior position. Inferior in order, nature, dignity, power, importance, or the like. To make subject or junior to.
- n. One who stands in order or rank below another; - distinguished from a principal.
- vb. To place in a lower order or class; to make or consider as of less value or importance; as, to subordinate one creature to another. To make subject; to subject or subdue; as, to subordinate the passions to reason.