subject

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. topic, theme; matter; liege, vassal, citizen. See grammar, thought, servant, teaching. — v. t. reduce, control, restrain, tame; treat, expose. See subjection, thought. —adj. liable, conditioned (upon). See liability.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Under rule]
Syn. governed, ruled, controlled, directed, obedient, submissive, subaltern, servile, slavish, subservient, subjected, at one's feet, at the mercy of.
2. [Dependent]
Syn. liable to, contingent on, subject to, Dependent on, open to, accountable to, answerable to; see also subordinate .
n.
1. [Matter for discussion]
Syn. substance, matter, theme, material, topic, thesis, text, question, problem, theorem, motion, resolution, point, case, gist, matter in hand, subject for inquiry, item on the agenda, topic under consideration, field of inquiry, head, chapter, proposition, argument, thought, discussion.
2. [A title]
Syn. head, caption, legend; see name 1 , title 1 .
3. [One owing allegiance]
Syn. citizen, national, vassal; see citizen .
See Synonym Study at citizen . Syn.- subject is the general word for whatever is dealt with in discussion, study, writing, art, etc. [ math is her favorite subject , her son is a frequent subject in her paintings ] ; a theme is a subject developed or elaborated upon in a literary or artistic work, or one that constitutes the underlying motif of the work [ a novel with a social theme] ; a topic is a subject of common interest selected for individual treatment, as in an essay, or for discussion by a group of persons [ baseball is their favorite topic of conversation ] ; text is specifically applied to a Biblical passage chosen as the subject of a sermon v.
Syn. control, tame, master, subdue, reduce, subjugate, enslave, vanquish, defeat, rule, enthrall, dominate, subordinate, make subservient, suppress, constrain, Finlandize, restrain, lead captive; see also govern 1 , hinder .
Ant. liberate*, release, rescue.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. topic issue, matter, theme, material, problem, question, point, affair, thesis, lesson, course, study.
2. citizen national, subordinate, follower.
II
v.
put through, make vulnerable, expose.
III
a.
1. bound by answerable, governed, controlled, subordinate, owing, under, submissive, dependent, servile.
2. liable prone to, apt to.
ANT.: 1. ruling, dominating, controlling
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. In a position of subordination: collateral, dependent, subordinate, subservient. See OVER, PART. 2. Tending to incur: liable, open, prone, susceptible, susceptive, vulnerable. See LIKELY. 3. Determined or to be determined by someone or something else: conditional, conditioned, contingent, dependent, relative, reliant. See START. II noun 1. A person owing loyalty to and entitled to the protection of a given state: citizen, national. See GROUP, POLITICS. 2. What a speech, piece of writing, or artistic work is about: argument, matter, point, subject matter, text, theme, topic. See MEANING. 3. A sphere of activity, experience, study, or interest: area, arena, bailiwick, circle, department, domain, field, orbit, province, realm, scene, terrain, territory, world. Slang: bag. See TERRITORY. III verb 1. To lay open, as to something undesirable or injurious: expose. Idiom: open the door to. See PROTECTION. 2. To make subservient or subordinate: enslave, enthrall, subjugate. See FREE.

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