What is the opposite of subordinate?

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Adjective
Opposite of lower in rank or position
“He needs to hold a senior position to have access to the restricted zones.”
Adjective
Opposite of of less or secondary importance
“The security and privacy of our customers is of primary importance to us, and the design has to reflect that philosophy.”
Adjective
Opposite of obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree
Adjective
Opposite of humble in position or status
Adjective
Opposite of being at the mercy of
“Several of the freed prisoners reported that they had seen two bodies of guards near the entrance gate, but that they were not sure whether the guards were dead or wounded.”
Adjective
Opposite of in a relationship with another set such that membership in the other set implies membership in the present set
Adjective
Opposite of ranking below things in importance
“I know we tend to treat patients as they come, but this is a particularly urgent case.”
Noun
Opposite of a person under the authority or control of another within an organization
“He would then report back to his superior about his findings in the Arctic fields.”
Noun
Opposite of one ranked below, and typically employed to assist, a senior person
Noun
Opposite of a person under the rule of a monarch or government
“George II was the ruler of a medium-sized German state, Hanover, as well as being the British sovereign.”
Noun
Opposite of all the people employed by a particular organization
Noun
Opposite of a male member of a workforce or team
“She resolved therefore to become a workwoman and to employ in this way the leisure she possessed from household avocations.”
Verb
Opposite of to make subservient
“They also need to fund, train, and empower those tasked with information security.”
Verb
Opposite of to treat as of less value or importance
“He was a cowardly opportunist trying to enhance his social status in a world ruled by dim-witted aristocrats.”
Verb
Opposite of to defeat, subdue or overcome with superior strength
Verb
Opposite of to have power and influence over
“After three straight weeks with poor performances, the young gun continues to struggle at the elite level of the sport.”
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