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 subsidize
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
It has also been suggested that the State might subsidize millers to the extent of 2s.
The inference is that we should go back to 1840, build some 1200 ton wooden paddle steamers and subsidize them.
I aim to mould public opinion, but a man can subsidize and corrupt me if he goes at it right.Remarks|Bill Nye
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.