verb (used with object), sub·si·dized, sub·si·diz·ing.
- subsidiary coin,
- subsidiary company,
- subsidiary ledger,
- subsidiary rights,
- subsistence allowance,
- subsistence farming
Origin of subsidize
Examples from the Web for subsidised
They had subsidised kings, bought over enemies, seduced the peoples of the earth.The Book of Isaiah, Volume I (of 2)|George Adam Smith
Whereas, in Madras, it gladly used Schwartz, subsidised the mission with 500 pagodas or 225l.Henry Martyn Saint and Scholar|George Smith
I have wondered since how much of this agitation is subsidised and how much is real.The Charm of Ireland|Burton Egbert Stevenson
This is a lecture not a letter, and it seems rather like sending coals to Newcastle to write a lecture to a subsidised professor.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 23 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
There is a subsidised theatre at Lisbon, but it does little to elevate the dramatic art elsewhere.Spanish Life in Town and Country|L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street
1795, from 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.