subject adj. subject to sth

1 likely to be affected by sth

VERBS be, seem | become | leave sb/sth, make sb/sth His illness left him subject to asthmatic attacks.

ADV. very | increasingly | rather | still At this stage these are proposals and are still subject to change.

2 under the authority of sb/sth

VERBS be Everyone was entirely subject to the whim of the Sultan. | become | remain | make sb/sth All the priories were made directly subject to the abbot of Cluny.

ADV. entirely | directly | expressly