subject (one) to (someone or something)

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subject (one) to (someone or something)

To force one to tolerate, endure, or deal with someone or something. I'm sorry for subjecting you to my dad's political rant. He can't talk about anything else at dinner. They subjected the prisoner to all sorts of physical and mental torture to extract information from him.
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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

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 ?
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended legislation:
Any one having a white face, and being so disposed, could stop us, and subject us to examination.
The company also expressed concerns that its "property and business interruption insurance may not be adequate to compensate us for all losses or failures that may occur" in the event that "such access, disclosure or other loss of information could subject us to litigation, regulatory fines, penalties or reputational damage, any of which could have a material effect on our cash flows, competitive position, financial condition or results of operations.
Give us each day our daily bread and forgive us our sins for we ourselves forgive everyone in debt to us, and do not subject us to the final test.
Andrew Nutt, Bargoed SIR - We were led to believe that if we all paid the BBC licence fee, we wouldn't have our listening and viewing disrupted with adverts; but the BBC now subject us to out-of-context trailers.
However, the BBC now subject us to something even more annoying, completely out of context trailers.
of the public have told the PSNI: Do not subject us to a G8 security nightmare.
But did he really have to subject us to such a nauseating display of showbiz brownnosing?
The New Zealander skilfully conjures up subtle 80s beats and sounds, reminiscent of classic film themes like Top Gun, although she doesn't go as far as to subject us to a full blown 80s revival.
But that's the word the liturgy uses; the Bible passage says "do not subject us to the final test," or, in another translation, "do not bring us to the time of trial.
Because our health needs are unique, we require more frequent health care visits, which subject us to higher out-of-pocket costs.
I have just been told by social services that if I want any assistance looking after her I must subject us to a means test, otherwise again I have to pay for it.
Why, oh why did he subject us to such horrendous screen images of brutality, murder, death and genocide?
Personally, being less committed to my faith than many, I find it extremely difficult to accept that a Benevolent Almighty Creator would subject us to the devastation and despair we witness when we look around every day, for no reason.
Unfortunately we are a captive group of people and this, or any other government, can subject us to their respective rulings knowing that we are somewhat tied in our recourse or retaliation.