Synonyms for subject

Synonyms for (noun) subject

Synonyms: subject, content, depicted object

Definition: something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation

Usage: a moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject

Similar words: thing

Definition: a separate and self-contained entity


Synonyms: topic, subject, matter, issue

Definition: some situation or event that is thought about

Usage: he kept drifting off the topic; he had been thinking about the subject for several years; it is a matter for the police

Similar words: mental object, content, cognitive content

Definition: the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned


Synonyms: field, field of study, study, subject, subject area, subject field, bailiwick, discipline

Definition: a branch of knowledge

Usage: in what discipline is his doctorate?; teachers should be well trained in their subject; anthropology is the study of human beings

Similar words: domain, knowledge base, knowledge domain

Definition: the content of a particular field of knowledge


Synonyms: subject

Definition: (grammar) one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the grammatical constituent about which something is predicated

Similar words: constituent, grammatical constituent

Definition: (grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction


Synonyms: subject

Definition: (logic) the first term of a proposition

Similar words: term

Definition: one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition

Usage: the major term of a syllogism must occur twice


Synonyms: subject, topic, theme

Definition: the subject matter of a conversation or discussion

Usage: he didn't want to discuss that subject; it was a very sensitive topic; his letters were always on the theme of love

Similar words: subject matter, substance, message, content

Definition: what a communication that is about something is about


Synonyms: national, subject

Definition: a person who owes allegiance to that nation

Usage: a monarch has a duty to his subjects

Similar words: somebody, someone, soul, mortal, person, individual

Definition: a human being

Usage: there was too much for one person to do


Synonyms: subject, guinea pig, case

Definition: a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation

Usage: the subjects for this investigation were selected randomly; the cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities

Similar words: somebody, someone, soul, mortal, person, individual

Definition: a human being

Usage: there was too much for one person to do

Synonyms for (verb) subject

Synonyms: subject, submit

Definition: refer for judgment or consideration

Usage: The lawyers submitted the material to the court

Similar words: refer

Definition: send or direct for treatment, information, or a decision

Usage: refer a patient to a specialist; refer a bill to a committee


Synonyms: subject

Definition: make accountable for

Usage: He did not want to subject himself to the judgments of his superiors

Similar words: submit

Definition: yield to the control of another


Synonyms: subject

Definition: cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to

Usage: He subjected me to his awful poetry; The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills; People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation

Similar words: touch, touch on, impact, affect, bear on, bear upon

Definition: have an effect upon

Usage: Will the new rules affect me?


Synonyms: subject, subjugate

Definition: make subservient; force to submit or subdue

Similar words: master, dominate

Definition: have dominance or the power to defeat over

Usage: Her pain completely mastered her; The methods can master the problems

Synonyms for (adjective) subject

Synonyms: subject

Definition: likely to be affected by something

Usage: the bond is subject to taxation; he is subject to fits of depression

Similar words: affected

Definition: acted upon; influenced


Synonyms: dependent, subject

Definition: being under the power or sovereignty of another or others

Usage: subject peoples; a dependent prince

Similar words: subordinate

Definition: subject or submissive to authority or the control of another

Usage: a subordinate kingdom


Synonyms: subject, capable, open

Definition: possibly accepting or permitting

Usage: a passage capable of misinterpretation; open to interpretation; an issue open to question; the time is fixed by the director and players and therefore subject to much variation

Similar words: susceptible

Definition: (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of

Usage: susceptible to colds; susceptible of proof