What does subscribe mean?

Definitions for subscribe
səbˈskraɪbsub·scribe

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word subscribe.

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"

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?

    Etymology: sub- + scribere

  2. subscribe(Verb)

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

    Etymology: sub- + scribere

  3. subscribe(Verb)

    To believe or agree with a theory or an idea.

    I don't subscribe to that theory.

    Etymology: sub- + scribere

  4. subscribe(Verb)

    To pay money to be a member of an organization.

    Etymology: sub- + scribere

  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;

    Etymology: sub- + scribere

  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.

    Etymology: sub- + scribere

  7. subscribe(Verb)

    To write one's name at the bottom of a document, to sign.

    Etymology: sub- + scribere

  8. subscribe(Verb)

    To sign away; to yield; to surrender.

    Etymology: sub- + scribere

  9. subscribe(Verb)

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

    Etymology: sub- + scribere

Webster Dictionary

  1. Subscribe(verb)

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

    Etymology: [L. subscribere, subscriptum; sub under + scribere to write: cf. F. souscrire. See Scribe.]

  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

    Etymology: [L. subscribere, subscriptum; sub under + scribere to write: cf. F. souscrire. See Scribe.]

  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

    Etymology: [L. subscribere, subscriptum; sub under + scribere to write: cf. F. souscrire. See Scribe.]

  4. Subscribe(verb)

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

    Etymology: [L. subscribere, subscriptum; sub under + scribere to write: cf. F. souscrire. See Scribe.]

  5. Subscribe(verb)

    to sign away; to yield; to surrender

    Etymology: [L. subscribere, subscriptum; sub under + scribere to write: cf. F. souscrire. See Scribe.]

  6. Subscribe(verb)

    to declare over one's signature; to publish

    Etymology: [L. subscribere, subscriptum; sub under + scribere to write: cf. F. souscrire. See Scribe.]

  7. Subscribe(verb)

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

    Etymology: [L. subscribere, subscriptum; sub under + scribere to write: cf. F. souscrire. See Scribe.]

  8. Subscribe(verb)

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

    Etymology: [L. subscribere, subscriptum; sub under + scribere to write: cf. F. souscrire. See Scribe.]

  9. Subscribe(verb)

    to become surely; -- with for

    Etymology: [L. subscribere, subscriptum; sub under + scribere to write: cf. F. souscrire. See Scribe.]

  10. Subscribe(verb)

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

    Etymology: [L. subscribere, subscriptum; sub under + scribere to write: cf. F. souscrire. See Scribe.]

  11. Subscribe(verb)

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

    Etymology: [L. subscribere, subscriptum; sub under + scribere to write: cf. F. souscrire. See Scribe.]

  12. Subscribe(verb)

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

    Etymology: [L. subscribere, subscriptum; sub under + scribere to write: cf. F. souscrire. See Scribe.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Subscribe

    sub-skrīb′, v.t. to write underneath: to give consent to something written, or to attest, by writing one's name underneath: to sign one's name: to promise to give or pay, or to take, as a copy of a book, by attaching one's name: to attest by attaching one's signature.—v.i. to promise a certain sum by setting one's name to a paper: to enter one's name for anything.—adj. Subscrīb′able, capable of being subscribed.—n. Subscrīb′er.—adj. Sub′script, written underneath.—n. Subscrip′tion, act of subscribing: a name subscribed: a paper with signatures: consent by signature: sum subscribed. [L. subscribĕresub, under, scribĕre, scriptum, to write.]

Editors Contribution

  1. subscribe

    To consent or approve.

    We did subscribe to the online website that we loved.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of subscribe in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of subscribe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of subscribe in a Sentence

  1. Parker Pannell:

    I went live and was just telling them,' Hey I'm not sure what's going on, but please do me a favor and follow me on Instagram and subscribe to my YouTube, everybody was like' Parker, I love your videos. I'm going to miss you.' Everyone was in panic mode.

  2. Pat Saperstein:

    You don’t have to convince people to subscribe to a certain channel like HBO, once you subscribe to Netflix it is a lower price; so it’s a different kind of a business and it makes it easier for them to take those [kinds] of risks.

  3. Rahul Dholam:

    There is no question of rescuing NTPC, nTPC is a blue-chip company and none of the institutional investors would be able to purchase the stock in bulk if they go and buy it from the secondary market, so it was obvious that everybody was going to subscribe to it and the pricing was quite decent.

  4. Pat Saperstein:

    Making a Netflix show is just such a different kind of proposition because you don’t have to go out and convince people to buy commercials, you don’t have to convince people to subscribe to a certain channel like HBO, once you subscribe to Netflix it is a lower price; so it’s a different kind of a business and it makes it easier for them to take those [kinds] of risks.

  5. Chris Penrose:

    It's no different than being able to hook onto a Wi-Fi hotspot anywhere and get access to content you already subscribe to and get unique content that you could only get in the back of the vehicle.

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