“Subject to Something”
First Meaning: Being Dependent or Conditional Upon Something
Conditional? Subject to one or more conditions or requirements being met. Dependent on something else to happen or be true.
Let’s check some examples on the news!
- GI Friday’s subject to demonstrations over tip policy dispute
- Yemen’s Hadi says cease-fire subject to rebel withdrawals
- Trump says North Korea summit ready to go but ‘subject to change‘
Synonymous: dependent on, contingent on.
Second Meaning: Being Under Dominion or Authority
In a situation where you have to obey a rule or a law.
- Law to impose taxes on social media sites positive: Press Syndicate … … most of social media websites do not have representative offices in Egypt; hence, they are not subject to Law No.9 of 2013 for the stamp tax.
Brexit: NFU releases a document outlining new domestic agricultural … “For decades, UK farming has been subject to policies set at a pan-European level, implementing successive CAP reforms driven from the …
Synonymous: controlled by, under the control of, bound by, constrained by.
Third Meaning: Expose To Something Unfortunate or Suffer Something
Likely to experience something or to be affected by something.
- Star Wars Movies: The Last Jedi changed the dark side of the force…But despite the elements that have been subject to criticism, it’s handling of the dark side was as good as any Star Wars film to date.
- Understand the lives of youth in low-income countries…Studies show that adolescents in LMICs who are subject to poverty and restricted access to health, education and other services are also more …
Synonymous: liable to, open to, exposed to, vulnerable to.