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It is right that those who use them are subject to similar criticism. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It must be subject to strict controls enforced by a tough proactive regulator. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The researchers said that health officials should find new ways of talking to people about the subject. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Are there certain subjects that should remain taboo below a certain age? Times, Sunday Times (2008)There is a real risk you and your loved ones could be subjected to violence. The Sun (2014)She is naturally very funny and can riff amusingly on almost any subject we bring up. The Sun (2013)We want to turn this taboo subject into something we can all talk about. The Sun (2015)Yet here it constitutes another core subject. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)Help her to relax by dwelling on subject areas that reflect her enthusiasms. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is hard to make such subjects anything but compelling. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Why can they not occur as the subject of a sentence? The Chomsky Update - Linguistics and Politics (1990)It is also unlike most other books on the subject because it is a pleasure to read. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)That power was not subject to the constraints referred to above. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Your interest in them as people will make it easy for you to discover their favourite subjects. 23 Steps to Successful Achievement (1972)Who is the primary subject and object of this conversation? Christianity Today (2000)The jury was shown a film of his first victim being subjected to prolonged abuse. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Offenders released on licence are subject to strict conditions and controls. The Sun (2013)The subject was a man brought in off the street. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Vouchers subject to voucher terms and conditions. The Sun (2012)This is reflected in those studying the subjects at university. Times, Sunday Times (2015)All contributors bring erudition and experience to their subjects. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)They were meant to conjure the presence of a divinely appointed monarch and subjects were expected to treat them according respect. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'subject'
British English: subject /ˈsʌbdʒɪkt/ NOUN
The subject of a conversation, letter, or book is the person or thing that is being discussed or written about.
We got on to the subject of relationships.
- American English: subject
- Arabic: مَوْضُوع
- Brazilian Portuguese: assunto
- Chinese: 主题
- Croatian: tema
- Czech: téma
- Danish: emne
- Dutch: onderwerp
- European Spanish: asignatura
- Finnish: aihe
- French: sujet
- German: Gegenstand Thema
- Greek: θέμα
- Italian: materia
- Japanese: 主題
- Korean: 주제
- Norwegian: tema
- Polish: temat
- European Portuguese: assunto
- Romanian: subiect
- Russian: предмет
- Spanish: asunto
- Swedish: ämne
- Thai: หัวข้อ
- Turkish: konu
- Ukrainian: предмет
- Vietnamese: chủ đề
British English: subject VERB
If you subject someone to something unpleasant, you make them experience it.
...the man who had subjected her to four years of beatings and abuse.
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