V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. to make someone experience something unpleasant; 2. to bring someone under the power or authority of someone else

Synonyms: expose, submit, subjugate

Antonyms: hide, protect, free

Tips: To subject somebody to something is almost always a negative thing. If you subject someone, you are exposing him or her to something that is bad or unpleasant

Usage Examples:

Marines in training are subjected to severe physical and mental tests. (exposed)

I want to take my kids to New York, but I don't want to subject them to any of the more dangerous neighborhoods. (expose)

They subject every employee to drug testing. (force, expose)

Drunk drivers are subject to heavy fines and penalties to prevent others from drinking and driving. (forced to experience)

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