subordinate to

subordinate someone or something to (someone or something else)

to put someone in an inferior position to someone else; to put something in an inferior position to something else. I am going to have to subordinate you to the other manager, because she has more experience. The first thing you learn is that you must subordinate yourself to your boss.
References in classic literature ?
But where one genus is subordinate to another, there is nothing to prevent their having the same differentiae: for the greater class is predicated of the lesser, so that all the differentiae of the predicate will be differentiae also of the subject.
It is a truly wonderful fact--the wonder of which we are apt to overlook from familiarity--that all animals and all plants throughout all time and space should be related to each other in group subordinate to group, in the manner which we everywhere behold--namely, varieties of the same species most closely related together, species of the same genus less closely and unequally related together, forming sections and sub-genera, species of distinct genera much less closely related, and genera related in different degrees, forming sub-families, families, orders, sub-classes, and classes.
The limbs divided into great branches, and these into lesser and lesser branches, were themselves once, when the tree was small, budding twigs; and this connexion of the former and present buds by ramifying branches may well represent the classification of all extinct and living species in groups subordinate to groups.
In the matter of wills, personal qualities were subordinate to the great fundamental fact of blood; and to be determined in the distribution of your property by caprice, and not make your legacies bear a direct ratio to degrees of kinship, was a prospective disgrace that would have embittered her life.
No one was astonished, then, that the head of the Surete had, at the outset of the mystery of The Yellow Room, telegraphed his precious subordinate to London, where he had been sent on a big case of stolen securities, to return with all haste.
But in the Phaedo the doctrine of ideas is subordinate to the proof of the immortality of the soul.
Rick needs to spend time with his people explaining just what is truly valued by the new organization and why, then helping each direct subordinate to understand why accomplishing it is in his or her personal best interests as well--it's not just a matter of "because it's your job.
It is essentially a high-yield investment in the form of an unsecured loan, which is subordinate to conventional financing.
They were told that they were trying to persuade the subordinate to do something they wanted.
The subordinate facility will be secured by a second lien on all assets of Crimson and its subsidiaries and will be subordinate to the Company's senior secured revolving credit agreement.
Physician executives may simply believe that they generally have more power to get a dislikable subordinate to do what they want than a dislikable superior and, therefore, do not have to rely as much on forming coalitions to get subordinates they do not like to comply.
The subordinate TASC bonds are subordinate to the previously issued senior TASC bonds of each of the counties and, as such, the NYCTT V series 2005 bonds will be subordinate to the senior bonds previously issued under the senior indentures.
The bonds are secured by an additional revenue stream (sales tax revenues subordinate to Municipal Assistance Corporation (MAC) funding requirements) in the event debt service coverage falls below a statutory minimum.
The bonds are secured by an additional revenue stream (sales tax revenues subordinate to outstanding Municipal Assistance Corporation (MAC) bonds) in the event debt service coverage falls below a statutory minimum.
The subordinated notes are junior and subordinate to all senior debt of BGE.