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Noun

Singular
subject

Plural
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  1. (grammar) In a clause: the word or word group (usually a noun phrase) that is dealt with. In active clauses with verbs denoting an action, the subject and the actor are usually the same.
    “In the sentence ‘The mouse is eaten by the cat in the kitchen.’, ‘The mouse’ is the subject, ‘the cat’ being the agent.”
  2. The main topic of a paper, work of art, discussion, etc.
  3. A particular area of study.
    Her favorite subject is physics.
  4. A citizen in a monarchy.
    I am a British subject.
  5. A person ruled over by another, especially a monarch or state authority
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Adjective

subject (not comparable)

Positive
subject

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Pertaining to a person or people who are ruled by another.
    The Roman Empire ruled many subject territories.

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Pronunciation 2

Verb

Infinitive
to subject

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to subject (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To cause (someone or something) to undergo a particular experience, especially one that is unpleasant or unwanted.
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