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

  1. subsidiary coin,
  2. subsidiary company,
  3. subsidiary ledger,
  4. subsidiary rights,
  5. subsidise,
  6. subsidy,
  7. subsist,
  8. subsistence,
  9. subsistence allowance,
  10. subsistence farming

Also especially British, sub·si·dise.

Origin of subsidize

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

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British Dictionary definitions for subsidised

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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Word Origin and History for subsidised

subsidize

v.

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.

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