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[ suhb-skrahyb ]

verb (used with object)

, sub·scribed, sub·scrib·ing.
  1. 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.

  2. to give or pay in fulfillment of such a pledge.
  3. to append one's signature or mark to (a document), as in approval or attestation of its contents.
  4. to attest by or as by signing.
  5. to append, as one's signature, at the bottom of a document or the like; sign.
  6. to agree or assent to.

verb (used without object)

, sub·scribed, sub·scrib·ing.
  1. to pledge, as by signing an agreement, to give or pay money as a contribution, gift, or investment.
  2. to give or pay money in fulfillment of such a pledge.
  3. to obtain or have a subscription to a publication, concert series, service, etc.:

    She subscribes to two food magazines.

  4. to give one's consent; sanction:

    I will not subscribe to popular fallacies.

  5. to sign one's name to a document.
  6. to give approval to the contents of a document by signing one's name.


/ səbˈskraɪb /


  1. 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
  2. to inscribe or sign (one's name, etc) at the end of a contract, will, or other document
  3. intrfoll byto to give support or approval

    to subscribe to the theory of transubstantiation

“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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Derived Forms

  • subˈscriber, noun
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Other Words From

  • sub·scriba·ble adjective
  • sub·scriber·ship noun
  • nonsub·scribing adjective
  • presub·scribe verb presubscribed presubscribing
  • resub·scribe verb resubscribed resubscribing
  • unsub·scribed adjective
  • unsub·scribing adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of subscribe1

1375–1425; late Middle English subscriben < Latin subscrībere, equivalent to sub- sub- + scrībere to write
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Word History and Origins

Origin of subscribe1

C15: from Latin subscrībere to write underneath, from sub- + scrībere to write
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Example Sentences

Separately, the game streaming service will be able to offer a “catalog app” where customers are able to subscribe to the service itself.

You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel by clicking here.

They appear on the voting information page, but they wouldn’t show up in a user’s news feed unless they had previously subscribed to updates from the election administrators’ Facebook page.

Only Disney will really know how well its experiment in paid “premium access” to a movie, available only to people who already subscribe to its streaming service, will be.

From Vox

Since then, it’s succeeded in multiplying the lenders and servicers who subscribe by connecting them electronically to the MERS network.

From Fortune

Many, many people who subscribe and listen to The Opie and Anthony channel subscribe JUST to listen to Opie and Anthony.

"I don't generally subscribe to conspiracy theories," the Wild Bunch producer told France's Journal du Dimanche.

Plus, people who become comedians tend not to subscribe to the traditional ideas of career, work or even bathing habits.

Amazon Subscribe & Save lets you “subscribe” to most of the non-perishable items that Amazon has in stock.

So you can subscribe to it and get some of those things that I picked that everybody in the world really does need.

Doubtless they do subscribe in some cases; the practical difficulties will be shown in another connection.

Sometimes fictitious subscriptions are made to induce others to subscribe for stock.

But we can hire the old hall, and all the men will be glad to subscribe—a few of us can make up the deficit.

Taken prisoner by the Americans in December, 1899, he was imprisoned on his refusal to subscribe to the oath of allegiance.

One thing we do know, that he left the Colonization Society, because he could not conscientiously subscribe to its measures.


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