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verb sub·scribe \səb-ˈskrīb\

Definition of subscribe

subscribed

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subscribing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to write (one's name) underneath :  sign

  3. 2a :  to sign (something, such as a document) with one's own hand in token of consent or obligationb :  to attest by signingc :  to pledge (a gift or contribution) by writing one's name with the amount

  4. 3 :  to assent to :  support

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to sign one's name to a document

  7. 2a :  to give consent or approval to something written by signing unwilling to subscribe to the agreementb :  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 promisec :  to enter one's name for a publication or service; also :  to receive a periodical or service regularly on order subscribed to many magazinesd :  to agree to purchase and pay for securities especially of a new offering subscribed for 1000 shares

  8. 3 :  to feel favorably disposed I subscribe to your sentiments

subscriber

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Examples of subscribe in a Sentence

  1. Subscribe today and get your first issue free!

  2. You'll receive a user name and password when you subscribe.

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Origin and Etymology of subscribe

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

Synonym Discussion of subscribe

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


SUBSCRIBE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of subscribe for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

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verb sub·scribe \səb-ˈskrīb\

Definition of subscribe for Students

subscribed

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subscribing

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

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

subscriber

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Law Dictionary

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verb sub·scribe \səb-ˈskrīb\

Legal Definition of subscribe

subscribed

subscribing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 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.

  3. 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 testator — West 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

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to sign one's name to a document; also :  to give consent or approval by signing one's name

  6. 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

subscriber

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Origin and Etymology of subscribe

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



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