What does subscribe mean?

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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"


  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 don't 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 one's 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

  13. Origin: [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.]

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  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. Valentina Ciobanu:

    We don't force you to subscribe at the beginning.

  2. The NWHL:

    We subscribe to the theory that a rising tide lifts all boats.

  3. Ben Kallos:

    If folks really want to know how the rest of the story turns out, they should subscribe and tune in to the next issue.

  4. Barbara Bodine:

    There is increasing evidence that the Islamic State, or those who subscribe to its ideology, are already operating in Yemen.

  5. Chief Financial Officer John Stephens:

    We expect the millions of people who don't now subscribe to a video service and prefer a streaming option will be impressed.

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