Definitions for subscribesəbˈskraɪb
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.t.)to give, pay, or pledge (a sum of money) as a contribution, gift, or investment.
to append one's signature or mark to (a document), as in approval or attestation of its contents.
to append, as one's signature, at the bottom of a document or the like; sign.
to agree or assent to.
(v.i.)to give, pay, or pledge money as a contribution, gift, or investment.
to obtain a subscription to a publication, series of concerts, cable television service, etc.
to give one's consent; sanction:
I will not subscribe to popular fallacies.
to sign one's name to a document, as to show approval.
Origin of subscribe:
1375–1425; late ME < L subscrībere=sub-sub - +scrībere to write
offer to buy, as of stocks and shares
"The broker subscribed 500 shares"
mark with one's signature; write one's name (on)
"She signed the letter and sent it off"; "Please sign here"
adopt as a belief
"I subscribe to your view on abortion"
pay (an amount of money) as a contribution to a charity or service, especially at regular intervals
"I pledged $10 a month to my favorite radio station"
subscribe, subscribe to, take(verb)
receive or obtain regularly
"We take the Times every day"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to pay to receive a publication or service
She subscribes to several magazines.
professionals who subscribe to our service; magazine subscribers; subscribers to the cable service
To sign up to have copies of a publication, such as a newspaper or a magazine, delivered for a period of time.
Would you like to subscribe or subscribe a friend to our new magazine, Lexicography Illustrated?
To pay for the provision of a service, such as Internet access or a cell phone plan.
To believe or agree with a theory or an idea.
I donu2019t subscribe to that theory.
To pay money to be a member of an organization.
To contribute or promise to contribute money to a common fund.
1913: Theodore Roosevelt, Autobiography u2014 under no circumstances could I ever again be nominated for any public office, as no corporation would subscribe to a campaign fund if I was on the ticket, and that they would subscribe most heavily to beat me;
To agree to buy shares in a company.
1776: Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations u2014 The capital which had been subscribed to this bank, at two different subscriptions, amounted to one hundred and sixty thousand pounds, of which eighty per cent only was paid up.
To write oneu2019s name at the bottom of a document, to sign.
To sign away; to yield; to surrender.
To yield; to admit to being inferior or in the wrong.
Origin: sub- + scribere
to write underneath, as one's name; to sign (one's name) to a document
to sign with one's own hand; to give consent to, as something written, or to bind one's self to the terms of, by writing one's name beneath; as, parties subscribe a covenant or contract; a man subscribes a bond
to attest by writing one's name beneath; as, officers subscribe their official acts, and secretaries and clerks subscribe copies or records
to promise to give, by writing one's name with the amount; as, each man subscribed ten dollars
to sign away; to yield; to surrender
to declare over one's signature; to publish
to sign one's name to a letter or other document
to give consent to something written, by signing one's name; hence, to assent; to agree
to become surely; -- with for
to yield; to admit one's self to be inferior or in the wrong
to set one's name to a paper in token of promise to give a certain sum
to enter one's name for a newspaper, a book, etc
Translations for subscribe
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to give money, with other people, to a charity or other cause
He subscribes to a lot of charities; We each subscribed $1 towards the present.
- gee, skenkAfrikaans
- участвам (в благотворителна дейност)Bulgarian
- contribuirPortuguese (BR)
- upsat; přispětCzech
- Geldbetrag beisteuernGerman
- støtte; bidrageDanish
- hacer donaciones, contribuir con dineroSpanish
- (raha) annetamaEstonian
- مشترك شدنFarsi
- चन्दा देना, अनुदान देनाHindi
- skupiti prilog, dati prilogCroatian
- gefa peningaIcelandic
- duoti/aukoti pinigų, prisidėti (pinigais)Lithuanian
- geldelijk steunenDutch
- donere penger; bidra medNorwegian
- dawać (na cel dobroczynny)Polish
- مشترك شدنPersian
- مشترک کیدلPashto
- a donaRomanian
- dati prilogSerbian
- bidra med, skänkaSwedish
- bağış yapmakTurkish
- 捐助Chinese (Trad.)
- жертвувати грошіUkrainian
- چندہ دیناUrdu
- quyên tiền, góp tiềnVietnamese
- 捐助Chinese (Simp.)
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