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1 subject

The subject matter of a conversation or discussion:
— He didn't want to discuss that subject.

synonyms: theme, topic.

Roget 746: subject, liegeman; servant, retainer, follower, henchman, servitor, domestic, menial, help, lady help, employe, attache; ... show more

Roget 454: subject of thought, material for thought; food for the mind, mental pabulum.    subject, subject matter; matter, theme, noemata [Gr.], topic, what it is about, thesis, text, business, ... show more

Dutch: onderwerp, thematiek
Polish: przedmiot, temat

2 subject

Something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation:
— A moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject.

synonyms: content, depicted object.

3 subject

A branch of knowledge:
— Teachers should be well trained in their subject.

synonyms: bailiwick, discipline, field, field of study, study, subject area, subject field.

Dutch: domein, gebied, sfeer, terrein, veld
Polish: gałąź, dyscyplina, płaszczyzna, dziedzina, dział, obszar, domena, niwa, teren, sfera

4 subject

Some situation or event that is thought about:
— He had been thinking about the subject for several years.

synonyms: issue, matter, topic.

Roget 516: meaning; signification, significance; sense, expression; import, purport; force; drift, tenor, spirit, bearing, coloring; scope.    ... show more

Dutch: van belang zijn, gegeven, issue, item, materie, onderwerp, punt, stof, thema
Polish: klin

5 subject

grammar One of the two main constituents of a sentence; the grammatical constituent about which something is predicated.

Dutch: onderwerp, subject
Polish: podmiot, subiekt

6 subject

A person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation:
— The subjects for this investigation were selected randomly.

synonyms: case, guinea pig.

Roget 463: experiment; essay etc. (attempt) 675; analysis etc. (investigation) 461; screen; trial, tentative method, t=atonnement.    verification, ... show more

Dutch: cavia, onderdane, proefkonijn, onderdaan
Polish: królik doświadczalny

7 subject

A person who owes allegiance to that nation:
— A monarch has a duty to his subjects.

synonym: national.

Dutch: onderdaan
Polish: obywatel

8 subject

logic The first term of a proposition.


1 subject

Cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to.

Dutch: blootstellen, onderwerpen

2 subject

Make accountable for.

3 subject

Make subservient; force to submit or subdue.

synonym: subjugate.

Roget 749: be subject etc. adj.; be at the mercy of, lie at the mercy of; depend upon, lean upon, hang upon; fall a prey to, fall under; play second fiddle.    be a mere machine, be a puppet, ... show more

Dutch: bedwingen, kleinkrijgen, knechten, onderwerpen


1 subject

Possibly accepting or permitting:
— The time is fixed by the director and players and therefore subject to much variation.

synonyms: capable, open.

Roget 177: liable, subject; in danger etc. 665; open to, exposed to, obnoxious to; answerable; unexempt from; apt to; dependent on; incident to.    contingent, ... show more

2 subject

Being under the power or sovereignty of another or others:
— Subject peoples.

synonym: dependent.

Roget 749: subject, dependent, subordinate; feudal, feudatory; in subjection to, under control; in leading strings, in harness; subjected, enslaved etc. v.; constrained ... show more

3 subject

Likely to be affected by something.

Moby thesaurus: IC analysis, above, academic specialty, action, actor, affair, agent, anagnorisis, angle, answerable to, application, appositive, apt, architect, architectonics, architecture, area, argument, atmosphere, attribute ... show more.

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