put in a position of less importance
"a subordinate kingdom"
"a subordinate (or dependent) clause functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a sentence"
"Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools"
"Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler"
Lord Cardigan's..behaviour towards his subordinate officers was notorious.
出自： E. Longford
George had to content himself with a subordinate position.
出自： J. Rossner
Life cannot be defined: to define it would be to subordinate it to reason.
出自： J. P. Stern
We should subordinate our own interests to the public good.
To keep his job, he willingly subordinated his own interests to the objectives of the company.
He subordinated his own wishes to those of others.
She constantly subordinated her own wishes to the children's welfare.
A polite host subordinates his wishes to those of his guests.
All other considerations had to be subordinated to the needs of the family.