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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How to say subscribe in sign language?

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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. Senator Harris:

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  2. Chetan Dube:

    There are schools of thought and singularity that say, ‘This is going too far. Super-intelligence will start to dominate human intelligence in the next decade.’ I do not subscribe to that, there are also digital optimists who argue [AI] could cure poverty, hunger and everything else. There is one thing both of these two antipodal groups agree on: This is going to be the biggest tectonic transformation that the planet has ever seen. Whether it’s going to lead to the ultimate destruction of mankind or complete eradication of all diseases and poverty is up for debate. But the fact is this is going to have an impact bigger than any other impact that man has seen before. That’s not up for question.

  3. Keith Sambur:

    There are questions as to how that’s going to be applied, how it could potentially be enforced, how parties will subscribe value to that allocation.

  4. Claudio Giacobazzi:

    Given we decided more or less voluntarily to subscribe in a very substantial way to Banco Popolare's capital increase, they arrived with a 9-milimetre and they pointed it at my forehead and told me,' sign here'.

  5. Cory Booker:

    I subscribe to the idea of radical love, you should confront evil and injustice, but do it in the ways that Martin Luther King did it... who always did it by recognizing the dignity of even those who you oppose.

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