The government often subordinates the interests of the least powerful to the interests of the most privileged.El gobierno suele subordinar los intereses de los menos poderosos a los intereses de los más privilegiados.
[+officer, member of staff, group]subordinado;[+role]subordinado;secundario
the committee was not willing to play a subordinate [role]Her husband came to accept his subordinate [role]He had played a material though admittedly subordinate part in the theftit's difficult for someone in a subordinate position to complainThe constitution put parliament in a largely subordinate place...the company and its various subordinate [organizations]For all his seniority at his previous job, here he was subordinateKuznets's second problem, valuation (absolute and relative price-formation), has played a subordinate role in this historyIf you ask if everyone has understood, the likely reaction from people, especially those subordinate to you, is to say "yes"those who are subordinate to youSexual harassment is usually most likely between peers or when the female is subordinate to the maleThe troops were made directly subordinate to the President
to be subordinate to sb(in rank)ser subordinado de algn
I don't know who is subordinate to whomthe official to whom Truman had previously been subordinate
to be subordinate to sth(secondary)estar subordinado a algo
in film words are subordinate to imagesHe had had affairs before, but they had always been subordinate to his workThereafter, the narrative becomes subordinate to chronologyThey want to maintain a strong national army not subordinate to any supranational commandShe believed that husbands ought to be subordinate to their wives...a monarch subordinate to the elected parliamentWhy are women subordinate in the sex/gender system?
subordinate clauseoración (f) subordinada
to subordinate sth to sthsubordinar algo a algo;subordinating conjunctionconjunción (f) de subordinación