- to pledge, as by signing an agreement, to give or pay (a sum of money) as a contribution, gift, or investment: He subscribed $6,000 for the new church.
- to give or pay in fulfillment of such a pledge.
- to append one's signature or mark to (a document), as in approval or attestation of its contents.
- to attest by or as by signing.
- to append, as one's signature, at the bottom of a document or the like; sign.
- to agree or assent to.
- to pledge, as by signing an agreement, to give or pay money as a contribution, gift, or investment.
- to give or pay money in fulfillment of such a pledge.
- to obtain or have a subscription to a publication, concert series, service, etc.: She subscribes to two food magazines.
- to give one's consent; sanction: I will not subscribe to popular fallacies.
- to sign one's name to a document.
- to give approval to the contents of a document by signing one's name.
Origin of subscribe
Related Words for subscribeunderwrite, advocate, buy, give, pledge, offer, consent, support, grant, enroll, sign, second, set, promise, endorse, donate, register, ink, sanction, assent
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Contemporary Examples of subscribe
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July 8, 2014
Plus, people who become comedians tend not to subscribe to the traditional ideas of career, work or even bathing habits.Why the GOP Can’t Take a Joke
March 13, 2014
Amazon Subscribe & Save lets you “subscribe” to most of the non-perishable items that Amazon has in stock.3 Easy Ways To Make Fresh, Healthy Food A Regular Part Of Your Life
December 11, 2013
So you can subscribe to it and get some of those things that I picked that everybody in the world really does need.Bill Nye on ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ Fabulous Things & Being Popular
October 7, 2013
Consider, for example, the perspectives of many transgender Jews and of Jews who do not subscribe to the gender binary.Top 5 Reasons To Accept Sharansky’s Western Wall Compromise
April 10, 2013
Historical Examples of subscribe
Now is the time to subscribe, as these Premiums will be offered for a limited time only.
Don't advise me, my dear, to subscribe to my mother's prohibition of correspondence with you.Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)
I took the precaution to subscribe to no other newspaper than the Moniteur.
I subscribe (most humbly) to his suggestions, especially his second.The Complete Poetical Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
He's better than a newspaper because it don't cost a cent to subscribe to him.Old Man Curry
Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
- (usually foll by to) to pay or promise to pay (a sum of money) as a contribution (to a fund or charity, for a magazine, etc), esp at regular intervals
- to inscribe or sign (one's name, etc) at the end of a contract, will, or other document
- (intr foll by to) to give support or approvalto subscribe to the theory of transubstantiation
Word Origin for subscribe
early 15c., "to sign at the bottom of a document," from Latin subscribere "write underneath, sign one's name," from sub "underneath" (see sub-) + scribere "write" (see script (n.)). The meaning "give one's consent" first recorded 1540s; that of "contribute money to" 1630s; and that of "become a regular buyer of a publication" 1711, all originally literal. Related: Subscribed; subscribing.