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subject

sub·ject

subject

 
 
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, verb
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: suhb jekt
definition 1: the topic of what is said, written, or studied.
The subject of the book was Native Americans.
synonyms:
theme, topic
definition 2: a person or thing that is looked at in a close and careful way.
We used frogs as subjects for examination in our science class.
similar words:
object
definition 3: a person who is controlled by a leader or by a state.
The queen spoke to her subjects.
definition 4: an area of study; course.
Her best subject is English.
synonyms:
discipline
similar words:
area, course, study
definition 5: a noun or noun phrase that is one of the two main parts of a sentence. A subject usually names the person, place, thing, or condition that the verb explains.
See a movie for this meaning
 
 
part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: suhb jekt
definition 1: under the power of someone or something (often followed by "to").
We are subject to the teacher's orders.
synonyms:
bound by
similar words:
dependent, subordinate
definition 2: depending upon (usually followed by "to").
Our plans are subject to your approval.
synonyms:
dependent on
antonyms:
independent
definition 3: likely to have or to get (usually followed by "to").
He is subject to sore throats.
synonyms:
prone
similar words:
vulnerable
 
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: sb jekt
inflections: subjected, subjecting, subjects
definition 1: to put or bring under power (usually followed by "to").
The coach subjected us to a long run.
similar words:
conquer, occupy
definition 2: to make open (usually followed by "to").
He subjected himself to their laughter.
synonyms:
expose
similar words:
submit
derivations: subjectable (adj.), subjectability (n.), subjection (n.)
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