Examples Word Origin 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.
, especially British sub·si·dise. Related forms sub·si·diz·a·ble, adjective sub·si·di·za·tion, noun sub·si·diz·er, noun de·sub·si·di·za·tion, noun de·sub·si·dize, verb (used with object), de·sub·si·dized, de·sub·si·diz·ing. non·sub·si·dized, adjective un·sub·si·dized, adjective
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Examples from the Web for subsidised Historical Examples of subsidised British Dictionary definitions for subsidised to aid or support with a subsidy to obtain the aid of by means of a subsidy Derived Forms subsidizable or subsidisable, adjective subsidization or subsidisation, noun subsidizer or subsidiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for subsidised subsidize v.
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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