[ suh b-skrahyb ]
/ səbˈskraɪb /
verb (used with object), sub·scribed, sub·scrib·ing.
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.
verb (used without object), sub·scribed, sub·scrib·ing.
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
1375–1425; late Middle English subscriben < Latin subscrībere, equivalent to sub- sub- + scrībere to write
sub·scrib·a·ble, adjectivesub·scrib·er·ship, nounnon·sub·scrib·ing, adjectivepre·sub·scribe, verb, pre·sub·scribed, pre·sub·scrib·ing.
re·sub·scribe, verb, re·sub·scribed, re·sub·scrib·ing.un·sub·scribed, adjectiveun·sub·scrib·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for subscribership
/ (səbˈskraɪb) /
(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
Derived Formssubscriber, noun
Word Origin for subscribe
C15: from Latin subscrībere to write underneath, from sub- + scrībere to write
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