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Having been made subject or subservient

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Usage examples (5)
  • Verb (used with object) : to subordinate work to pleasure. ,to subordinate passion to reason
  • It is protective rather than subordinative, traditional and rooted rather than aggressive and despotic.
  • But in the LXX, even when the former clause is introduced by a subordinative conjunction, kai still follows in the latter, e.g. -
  • The common relations between sentences indicated by conjunctions are co√∂rdinative, subordinative, adversative, concessive, and illative.
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