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ˈsʌb sɪˌdaɪzsub·si·dize

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. subsidize, subsidiseverb

    support through subsidies

    "The arts in Europe are heavily subsidized"

  2. subsidize, subsidiseverb

    secure the assistance of by granting a subsidy, as of nations or military forces


  1. subsidizeverb

    To assist someone or something by granting a subsidy.


  1. subsidize

    To subsidize is to provide financial support or assistance, typically by a government or public body, to an industry, organization, or economic sector to promote its growth, success, or to reduce the cost of its products or services. This can encourage certain activities, industries, or behaviors that are considered beneficial for society or desired by the government.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Subsidizeverb

    to furnish with a subsidy; to purchase the assistance of by the payment of a subsidy; to aid or promote, as a private enterprise, with public money; as, to subsidize a steamship line

  2. Etymology: [From Subsidy.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of subsidize in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of subsidize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of subsidize in a Sentence

  1. Danny Rogers:

    I think given the choice they would actively choose not to subsidize this kind of content, but right now they don't have the choice.

  2. Tami Simon:

    Employers will sometimes subsidize the cost of COBRA, but most don't, and employers are permitted to charge up to 102 % of the applicable premium for COBRA.

  3. Carrie Severino:

    As Justice Kennedy observed, forcing nonmembers to subsidize a union they disagree with doesn't make them free riders, it makes them compelled riders. Today it seems like the court is finally ready to let them get off that train.

  4. Yin Chin Cheong:

    I'm not sure what the government could do to 'encourage price cuts' unless it's going to subsidize them.

  5. Analyst Nick Loris:

    When you subsidize something as much as solar gets, it does n’t seem like it’s sustainable in the long run, it creates a temporary handout to a few companies, pulling resources from other places in the economy.

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