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What is the opposite of subordinate?

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Opposite of lower in rank or position
“He needs to hold a senior position to have access to the restricted zones.”
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.”
Opposite of humble in position or status
Opposite of obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree
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.”
Opposite of in a relationship with another set such that membership in the other set implies membership in the present set
Opposite of ranking below things in importance
“I know we tend to treat patients as they come, but this is a particularly urgent case.”
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.”
Opposite of a person who executes the plans and directives of another
Opposite of a direct subordinate bound by vows to a superior
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.”
Opposite of all the people employed by a particular organization
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.”
Opposite of to make subservient
“They also need to fund, train, and empower those tasked with information security.”
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.”
Opposite of to defeat, subdue or overcome with superior strength
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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