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subsidize

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transitive verb sub·si·dize \ˈsəb-sə-ˌdīz, -zə-\

Simple Definition of subsidize

  • : to help someone or something pay for the costs of (something)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of subsidize

subsidized

subsidizing

  1. :  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>

subsidization

play \ˌsəb-sə-də-ˈzā-shən, -zə-\ noun

subsidizer

noun

Examples of subsidize in a sentence

  1. The state subsidizes housing for low-income families.

  2. She feels that private businesses should not be subsidized by taxpayers.

  3. The company subsidizes health insurance for its employees.



1769

First Known Use of subsidize

1769



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