Simple Definition of subsidize
: to help someone or something pay for the costs of (something)
Full Definition of subsidize
: to furnish with a subsidy: asa : to purchase the assistance of by payment of a subsidyb : to aid or promote (as a private enterprise) with public money <subsidize soybean farmers> <subsidize public transportation>
Examples of subsidize in a sentence
The state subsidizes housing for low-income families.
She feels that private businesses should not be subsidized by taxpayers.
The company subsidizes health insurance for its employees.
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