verb (used with object), sub·si·dized, sub·si·diz·ing.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
OTHER WORDS FROM subsidize
Words nearby subsidize
What does subsidize mean?
To subsidize is to grant a subsidy—a direct payment made by a government to a company or other organization as a form of assistance.
The process of subsidizing is subsidization. Governments often subsidize particular industries, such as through granting farm subsidies. The word subsidy is most commonly used to refer to such payments.
More generally, subsidy can refer to any grant or monetary contribution. More specifically, it can refer to a payment made by one government to another for a particular service, often according to a treaty.
Less commonly, the word subsidize can mean to gain someone’s cooperation through bribery.
Subsidize is sometimes spelled subsidise (especially in British English).
Example: The government is subsidizing my company to help expedite the manufacturing of healthcare products.
Where does subsidize come from?
The first records of the word subsidize come from the 1700s. It ultimately derives from the Latin subsidium, meaning “auxiliary force,” “reserve,” or “help.” The ending -ize is used to make verbs.
Governments subsidize companies in particular industries by providing companies with funding. The goal of this kind of subsidization is typically to help that industry thrive—so that it can provide jobs or otherwise stimulate economic growth. There are different kinds of subsidies, but the word is usually associated with government payments. Such payments are sometimes called government subsidies. The U.S. government subsidizes many industries, including by providing monetary assistance to fossil fuel companies and military and automobile manufacturers.
Did you know ... ?
What are some other forms related to subsidize?
- subsidise (alternate spelling)
- subsidizable (adjective)
- subsidization (noun)
- subsidizer (noun)
- desubsidization (noun)
- subsidy (noun)
What are some words that share a root or word element with subsidize?
What are some words that often get used in discussing subsidize?
How is subsidize used in real life?
The word subsidize is most commonly associated with government payments to help certain industries.
If we must subsidize this industry, let the money shift to small, organic and more humane farms. https://t.co/Spi20xRq6A
— Blue Equus 💫🌎🌲🐾 🐝🐴🌱 (@Blueequus775) May 15, 2020
"We need to stop subsidizing oil and gas companies and put that money toward renewable energy!" #climateSOTU
— 350 dot org (@350) January 29, 2014
Since it is a matter of gun manufacturers & retailers making money, suggest just subsidize them directly through taxes & eliminate product.
— Joyce Carol Oates (@JoyceCarolOates) October 9, 2015
Try using subsidize!
Is subsidize used correctly in the following sentence?
We subsidize billion-dollar corporations, but we should determine if such subsidies help everyday citizens.
Example sentences from the Web for subsidize
Some Lifeline subscribers alternatively can use it to subsidize home Internet connections.
That’s real money to those schools, because they can use those full-price dollars to subsidize lower-income kids and try and provide some equity.Paying for College Can Be Overwhelming. Here's What You Need to Know to Find an Affordable Option|Sean Gregory|February 5, 2021|Time
Animal agriculture is heavily subsidized by the federal government.Impossible Foods’ plant-based meat just got closer to the price of regular meat|Kelsey Piper|February 2, 2021|Vox
They subsidized the “true” cost of delivery, making it cheap for consumers while squeezing restaurants with high fees and pocketing courier tips.
It has also become clear that subsidizing internet access to hundreds of millions of potential users is perhaps not the most sustainable way to acquire customers.
For example, he suggests that instead of heavily subsidizing corn, the government could subsidize more ethical food producers.
The Jewish State will spend millions more to subsidize the controversial procedure this year.U.S. Pro-Life Groups Bite Their Tongues as Israel Expands Abortion Coverage|Jonathan Krohn|January 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Asking municipalities to subsidize his business so he can maximize his profits.Bankruptcy Hasn’t Stopped Detroit’s Plan for Public Funding of New Sports Stadium|Evan Weiner|December 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Yes, the state is unwilling to expand a government program, but it will do more to subsidize private health insurance.Without Massive Republican Opposition, Obamacare Would Be in Better Shape|Jamelle Bouie|November 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He proposed using some unspent funds to subsidize flood insurance.
The home Government has refused to subsidize the emigration; hence it has been in a state of chronic feud with the colony.
Do you think that in the world we live in one can subsidize a Divinity, a first-class one, for that price?The Surprises of Life|Georges Clemenceau
If the end in view be the attainment of the lowest possible rates, why not subsidize the railroads directly by this same amount?Railroads: Rates and Regulations|William Z. Ripley
They encourage routine in others, and they also subsidize such thought and learning as are kept remote from affairs.Human Nature and Conduct|John Dewey
The inference is that we should go back to 1840, build some 1200 ton wooden paddle steamers and subsidize them.