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be subject to (something)

1. To be guided, controlled, or ruled by something. Remember, when you travel to a foreign country, you are subject to their unique laws and traditions, not your own. I'm afraid our stores are subject to the rules established by the corporate headquarters, so there's nothing we can do about it here. Of course, all of our plans there will be subject to the weather—if we get nothing but rain, we'll be spending the vacation indoors.
2. To be required to receive, incur, or experience something. During your stay at this institution, your room will be subject to weekly inspections. Any company caught misrepresenting its tax liabilities will be subject to an external audit carried out by our regulatory branch.
3. To be prone or susceptible to something; to be likely or inclined to incur or experience something. I've been subject to hay fever since I was a child. While the small island usually gets blissful sunshine, its location means it is subject to awful storms every now and then.
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subject to (something)

1. Guided, controlled, or ruled by something. Remember, when you travel to a foreign country, you are subject to their unique laws and traditions, not your own. I'm afraid our stores are subject to the rules established by the corporate headquarters, so there's nothing we can do about it here. Of course, all of our plans there will be subject to the weather—if we get nothing but rain, we'll be spending the vacation indoors.
2. Required to receive, incur, or experience something. During your stay at this institution, your room will be subject to weekly inspections. Any company caught misrepresenting its tax liabilities will be subject to an external audit carried out by our regulatory branch.
3. Prone or susceptible to something; likely or inclined to incur or experience something. I've been subject to hay fever since I was a child. While the small island usually gets blissful sunshine, its location means it is subject to awful storms every now and then.
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subject someone or something to something

to cause someone to endure someone or something. I didn't mean to subject you to Uncle Harry. I am sorry I have to subject you to all this questioning.
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subject to something

likely to have something, such as a physical disorder, The sick man was subject to dizzy spells. I am subject to frequent headaches.
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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]
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subject to

v.
To cause someone to undergo or experience something: The commander subjected the troops to daily inspections. The oil platform was subjected to extreme weather.
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References in classic literature ?
If the consciousness of freedom were not a separate and independent source of self-consciousness it would be subject to reasoning and to experience, but in fact such subjection does not exist and is inconceivable.
Instead of looking at whether broker-dealers will fall under a fiduciary standard, look at how, and what will fall into what Trone calls the "fiduciary box"--all activities occurring within the box will be subject to a fiduciary standard, and all activities outside the box, will not.
Benitez said: "The owners feel the manager's decisions need to be subject to the chief executive.
The owners feel the manager's decisions need to be subject to the chief executive but I know that I am subject to results and to our fans and they are the best judges I will ever have," he said.
After admitting it was "with great regret" that he has declined the proposal, Benitez explained: "The owners feel that the manager's decisions need to be subject to the chief executive but I know that I am subject to results and to our fans and they are the best judges I will ever have.
The starkest sentence from the long explanation Benitez offered to the ECHO yesterday about his contract rejection, was: "The owners feel that the manager's decisions need to be subject to the chief executive, but I know that I am subject to results and to our fans, and they are the best judges I will ever have."
Rating Modifiers are assigned to Best's Ratings and Financial Performance Ratings to identify companies whose rating opinions are Under Review (u) and may be subject to near-term change; or Qualified (q) which may be assigned to HMOs, Canadian insurers and U.K.
As a thought procedure, mathematics will be subject to general laws.
One positive aspect of distributions from a retirement plan is that the surviving spouse, as a beneficiary, will not be subject to the 10% early distribution tax of Sec.
There is a disadvantage to this course of action, however: The surviving spouse, as owner of the IRA, will generally be subject to the 10% early distribution tax on distributions received from the IRA until she reaches age 591/2.
Yesterday, he even evoked the opinion of the fans as his ultimate master, and not the chief executive at Anfield, when he said: "The owners feel that the manager's decisions need to be subject to the chief executive.
After admitting it was "with great regret" that he has declined the proposal, Benitez explained: "The owners feel that the manager's decisions need to be subject to the chief executive, but I know that I am subject to results and to our fans, and they are the best judges I will ever have.