subscribe

verb
sub·​scribe | \səb-ˈskrīb \
subscribed; subscribing

Definition of subscribe 

transitive verb

1 : to write (one's name) underneath : sign

2a : to sign (something, such as a document) with one's own hand in token of consent or obligation

b : to attest by signing

c : to pledge (a gift or contribution) by writing one's name with the amount

3 : to assent to : support

intransitive verb

1 : to sign one's name to a document

2a : to give consent or approval to something written by signing unwilling to subscribe to the agreement

b : to set one's name to a paper in token of promise to give something (such as a sum of money) also : to give something in accordance with such a promise

c : to enter one's name for a publication or service also : to receive a periodical or service regularly on order subscribed to many magazines

d : to agree to purchase and pay for securities especially of a new offering subscribed for 1000 shares

3 : to feel favorably disposed I subscribe to your sentiments

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Other Words from subscribe

subscriber noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for subscribe

Synonyms

accede, acquiesce, agree, assent, come round, consent

Antonyms

dissent

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assent, consent, accede, acquiesce, agree, subscribe mean to concur with what has been proposed. assent implies an act involving the understanding or judgment and applies to propositions or opinions. voters assented to the proposal consent involves the will or feelings and indicates compliance with what is requested or desired. consented to their daughter's going accede implies a yielding, often under pressure, of assent or consent. officials acceded to the prisoners' demands acquiesce implies tacit acceptance or forbearance of opposition. acquiesced to his boss's wishes agree sometimes implies previous difference of opinion or attempts at persuasion. finally agreed to come along subscribe implies not only consent or assent but hearty approval and active support. subscribes wholeheartedly to the idea

Examples of subscribe in a Sentence

Subscribe today and get your first issue free! You'll receive a user name and password when you subscribe.

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To keep up with our podcast each week, subscribe to Travelogue on Spotify, the iTunes store, or the podcasting app of your choice. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "Everything We Want for Christmas This Year: Travelogue Podcast," 30 Nov. 2018 Supporting us by subscribing to Ars Pro or Ars Pro++ helps make that happen. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Ars Pro: You can now PayPal us the money!," 14 Aug. 2018 How to subscribe and start reading Subscribers can visit this page to learn how to access PCWorld on any device and start reading the current issue right away. Pcworld Staff, PCWorld, "PCWorld's November Digital Magazine: Intel's 9th-gen chips are here," 21 Nov. 2018 Many new-build single-family houses still subscribe to the continuing arms race of the open concept, with ground floors having fewer and fewer walls. Kate Wagner, Curbed, "Building houses that grow with us," 14 Nov. 2018 In the modern age, though, an increasing number of people no longer subscribe to that reductive definition of femininity that prizes thin bodies over others. Shammara Lawrence, Teen Vogue, "9 Size-Inclusive Lingerie Brands to Support Instead of Victoria's Secret," 14 Nov. 2018 More must-see color corrections: Now check out 100 years of blonde hair: Follow Marci on Instagram and Twitter, or subscribe to Allure's newsletter for daily beauty stories delivered right to your inbox. Marci Robin, Allure, "This Super-Long Ombré Hair Transformation Is a Feat of Color-Correction Magic," 13 Nov. 2018 In Amazon’s case, that means getting people to buy more through Prime and to subscribe to Amazon Music. Rani Molla, Recode, "Voice tech like Alexa and Siri hasn’t found its true calling yet: Inside the voice assistant ‘revolution’," 12 Nov. 2018 People can follow their every move inside the house, though, by subscribing to live feeds of the game. Michele Corriston, PEOPLE.com, "CBS, Big Brother Producers Address Houseguests' 'Inappropriate Behavior and Offensive Comments'," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of subscribe

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for subscribe

Middle English, from Latin subscribere, literally, to write beneath, from sub- + scribere to write — more at scribe

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subscribe

verb

English Language Learners Definition of subscribe

: to pay money to get a publication or service regularly

: to agree to buy shares in a company

: to belong to or support something (such as an organization) by paying money regularly

subscribe

verb
sub·​scribe | \səb-ˈskrīb \
subscribed; subscribing

Kids Definition of subscribe

1 : to place an order for a publication or service which is delivered over a stated period

2 : to agree with or support I subscribe to the idea that voting is a duty.

Other Words from subscribe

subscriber noun

subscribe

verb
sub·​scribe | \səb-ˈskrīb \
subscribed; subscribing

Legal Definition of subscribe 

transitive verb

1 : to write (one's name) underneath or at the end of a document we now subscribe our names as witnesses— W. M. McGovern, Jr. et al.

2a : to sign (as a document) with one's own hand in token of consent, obligation, or attestation such witnesses shall subscribe the will in the presence of the testatorWest Virginia Code

b : to pledge (a gift or contribution) by writing one's name with the amount

c : to sell (stock) by subscription over two million shares have been subscribed

intransitive verb

1 : to sign one's name to a document also : to give consent or approval by signing one's name

2 : to agree to purchase and pay for securities especially of a new offering a right to subscribe to a share of stock— D. Q. Posin

Other Words from subscribe

subscriber noun

History and Etymology for subscribe

Latin subscribere, literally, to write beneath, from sub- under + scribere to write

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