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Synonyms of 'subsidiary'

(noun) 
a subsidiary of the American multinational
Synonyms
branch
The local branch is handling the accounts.
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division
the sales division
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section
She was in the dairy section of the supermarket.
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office
Downing Street's press office
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department
He worked in the sales department.
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wing
the liberal wing of the Democratic party
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subdivision
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subsection
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local office
(adjective) 
Definition
of lesser importance
a subsidiary position
Synonyms
secondary
Refugee problems remained of secondary importance.
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lesser
He was feared by other, lesser, men.
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subordinate
Sixty of his subordinate officers followed his example.
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minor
She is known for a number of minor roles in films.
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supplementary
the question of whether or not we need to take supplementary vitamins
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auxiliary
the army and auxiliary forces
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supplemental
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contributory
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ancillary
Ancillary services like cleaning are put up for competitive tender.
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subservient
The individual's needs are seen as subservient to the group's.
Opposites

Additional synonyms

in the sense of ancillary
Definition
used as an extra or supplement
Ancillary services like cleaning are put up for competitive tender.
in the sense of auxiliary
Definition
supporting
the army and auxiliary forces
Synonyms
supporting,
aiding,
assisting,
in the sense of department
Definition
a major subdivision of the administration of a government
He worked in the sales department.
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