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subsidize

[ suhb-si-dahyz ]
/ ˈsʌb sɪˌdaɪz /
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verb (used with object), sub·si·dized, sub·si·diz·ing.

to furnish or aid with a subsidy.
to purchase the assistance of by the payment of a subsidy.
to secure the cooperation of by bribery; buy over.

Nearby words

subsidiary coin, subsidiary company, subsidiary ledger, subsidiary rights, subsidise, subsidize, subsidy, subsist, subsistence, subsistence allowance, subsistence farming
Also especially British, sub·si·dise.

Origin of subsidize

First recorded in 1785–95; subsid(y) + -ize
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subsidize

subsidise

/ (ˈsʌbsɪˌdaɪz) /

verb (tr)

to aid or support with a subsidy
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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