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subsidize

[suhb-si-dahyz]
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verb (used with object), sub·si·dized, sub·si·diz·ing.
  1. to furnish or aid with a subsidy.
  2. to purchase the assistance of by the payment of a subsidy.
  3. to secure the cooperation of by bribery; buy over.
Also especially British, sub·si·dise.

Origin of subsidize

First recorded in 1785–95; subsid(y) + -ize
Related formssub·si·diz·a·ble, adjectivesub·si·di·za·tion, nounsub·si·diz·er, nounde·sub·si·di·za·tion, nounde·sub·si·dize, verb (used with object), de·sub·si·dized, de·sub·si·diz·ing.non·sub·si·dized, adjectiveun·sub·si·dized, adjective
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Examples from the Web for subsidised

Historical Examples

  • Subsidised emigration and all such devices he dismisses as futile.

    Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 3 of 3)

    John Morley

  • He had stated that the Black-mouths were subsidised by the Tory Party.

    Ireland as It Is

    Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

  • I myself firmly believe that the "Express" was subsidised by Kruger.

    The War in South Africa

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • The autovie are run by private companies, only subsidised by the government.

    Sea and Sardinia

    D. H. Lawrence

  • All private ones capable of holding Zeppelins are subsidised.


British Dictionary definitions for subsidised

subsidize

subsidise

verb (tr)
  1. to aid or support with a subsidy
  2. to obtain the aid of by means of a subsidy
Derived Formssubsidizable or subsidisable, adjectivesubsidization or subsidisation, nounsubsidizer or subsidiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for subsidised

subsidize

v.

1795, from subsidy + -ize. Originally "to pay to hire" (mercenaries, foreign troops, etc.), also of nations, "to buy neutrality or alliance." Meaning "to bribe" is from 1815. Meaning "to support by grants of (often government) money" is from 1828. Related: Subsidized; subsidizing.

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