Definitions for subscribesəbˈskraɪb

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sub•scribesəbˈskraɪb(v.)-scribed, -scrib•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to give, pay, or pledge (a sum of money) as a contribution, gift, or investment.

  2. to append one's signature or mark to (a document), as in approval or attestation of its contents.

  3. to append, as one's signature, at the bottom of a document or the like; sign.

  4. to agree or assent to.

  5. (v.i.)to give, pay, or pledge money as a contribution, gift, or investment.

  6. to obtain a subscription to a publication, series of concerts, cable television service, etc.

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  7. to give one's consent; sanction:

    I will not subscribe to popular fallacies.

  8. 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

sub•scrib′er•ship`(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. subscribe(verb)

    offer to buy, as of stocks and shares

    "The broker subscribed 500 shares"

  2. sign, subscribe(verb)

    mark with one's signature; write one's name (on)

    "She signed the letter and sent it off"; "Please sign here"

  3. subscribe, support(verb)

    adopt as a belief

    "I subscribe to your view on abortion"

  4. pledge, subscribe(verb)

    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"

  5. subscribe, subscribe to, take(verb)

    receive or obtain regularly

    "We take the Times every day"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. subscribe(verb)əbˈskraɪb

    to pay to receive a publication or service

    She subscribes to several magazines.

  2. subscribeəbˈskraɪb

    ≠ unsubscribe

    professionals who subscribe to our service; magazine subscribers; subscribers to the cable service

Wiktionary

  1. subscribe(Verb)

    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?

  2. subscribe(Verb)

    To pay for the provision of a service, such as Internet access or a cell phone plan.

  3. subscribe(Verb)

    To believe or agree with a theory or an idea.

    I donu2019t subscribe to that theory.

  4. subscribe(Verb)

    To pay money to be a member of an organization.

  5. subscribe(Verb)

    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;

  6. subscribe(Verb)

    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.

  7. subscribe(Verb)

    To write oneu2019s name at the bottom of a document, to sign.

  8. subscribe(Verb)

    To sign away; to yield; to surrender.

  9. subscribe(Verb)

    To yield; to admit to being inferior or in the wrong.

  10. Origin: sub- + scribere

Webster Dictionary

  1. Subscribe(verb)

    to write underneath, as one's name; to sign (one's name) to a document

  2. Subscribe(verb)

    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

  3. Subscribe(verb)

    to attest by writing one's name beneath; as, officers subscribe their official acts, and secretaries and clerks subscribe copies or records

  4. Subscribe(verb)

    to promise to give, by writing one's name with the amount; as, each man subscribed ten dollars

  5. Subscribe(verb)

    to sign away; to yield; to surrender

  6. Subscribe(verb)

    to declare over one's signature; to publish

  7. Subscribe(verb)

    to sign one's name to a letter or other document

  8. Subscribe(verb)

    to give consent to something written, by signing one's name; hence, to assent; to agree

  9. Subscribe(verb)

    to become surely; -- with for

  10. Subscribe(verb)

    to yield; to admit one's self to be inferior or in the wrong

  11. Subscribe(verb)

    to set one's name to a paper in token of promise to give a certain sum

  12. Subscribe(verb)

    to enter one's name for a newspaper, a book, etc


Translations for subscribe

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

subscribe(verb)

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.

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