Origin of subordinated
- acting as a modifier, as when I finished, which is subordinate to They were glad in They were glad when I finished.
- noting or pertaining to a subordinating conjunction.
verb (used with object), sub·or·di·nat·ed, sub·or·di·nat·ing.
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All else on his canvas is subordinated to the grim image of the colossal Puritan.The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
Everything of late years has been subordinated to this design.The Curse of Education
Harold E. Gorst
For the moment, he subordinated his personal problems to his wrath at Henry.Rope
Select parenthetical clauses and show how they are subordinated.The Ontario High School Reader
Every refining trait was subordinated to the exigencies of the gospel of force.The Sequel
George A. Taylor
verb (səˈbɔːdɪˌneɪt) (tr usually foll by to)
Word Origin for subordinate
"to bring into a subordinate position," 1590s; see subordinate (adj.). Related: Subordinated; subordinating.