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subject

sub·ject

subject

 
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: suhb jekt
definition 1: the topic of what is said, written, studied, or the like.
Her new novel is about an interesting subject.A great deal of research has been done on that subject.
synonyms:
theme, topic
similar words:
argument, point, text
definition 2: a person or thing that is examined, analyzed, or depicted.
similar words:
object, point
definition 3: a person who owes allegiance to a monarch or to a state.
definition 4: a motive for action; cause.
a subject of debate
synonyms:
cause
definition 5: an area of study; course.
Her best subject is English.
synonyms:
discipline
similar words:
area, course, study
definition 6: a person or thing that is analyzed, experimented upon, treated, or the like.
definition 7: in grammar, a noun or noun equivalent that is one of the two main components of a sentence and that generally names the person, place, thing, or condition which the predicate explains.
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part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: suhb jekt
definition 1: under the power, authority, or influence of someone or something (often fol. by to).
synonyms:
bound by
similar words:
accessible, amenable, answerable, dependent, subordinate, subservient
definition 2: dependent upon (usu. fol. by to).
Our plans are subject to your approval.
synonyms:
contingent, dependent on
antonyms:
independent
similar words:
conditional
definition 3: having a disposition toward; prone (usu. fol. by to).
He is subject to headaches.
synonyms:
disposed, liable, prone, susceptible
similar words:
vulnerable
definition 4: open to; liable for.
They will be subject to penalties.
similar words:
liable, naked, pregnable, vulnerable
 
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: sb jekt
inflections: subjected, subjecting, subjects
definition 1: to put or bring under power, authority, or influence (usu. fol. by to).
synonyms:
subordinate
similar words:
conquer, occupy, put, subjugate, submit
definition 2: to make open; expose (usu. fol. by to).
He subjected himself to scorn.
synonyms:
expose
similar words:
submit
derivations: subjectable (adj.), subjectability (n.), subjection (n.)
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The word subject contains the following parts:
sub- Latin prefix that means under, after
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The prefix sub- was a Latin preposition and prefix and occurs in English in Latin loanwords, such as subjugate . It is also used in the formation of English words such as subway and subgroup . It has multiple forms, as the 'b' sound in sub- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms suc-, suf-, sug-, sum-, sup-, sur-, sus-, and su-.
synonyms:
hyp-, hypo-, under-
antonyms:
super-, supra-, hyper-