subject to, be


1

Be under the control or authority of, as in All citizens in this nation are subject to the law. [First half of 1300s]

2

Be prone or disposed to, as in This child has always been subject to colds. [Late 1300s]

3

Be likely to incur or receive, as in This memo is subject to misinterpretation. [Late 1300s]

4

Depend on, be likely to be affected by, as in Our vacation plans are subject to the boss's whims. [Early 1800s]

QUIZZES

TAKE ROUND 2 OF OUR PSAT VOCABULARY QUIZ!

Here is our second set of teacher-selected PSAT vocabulary words. Do you know the meanings of these terms?
Question 1 of 10
advocate
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