subscribe

verb
sub·​scribe | \ səb-ˈskrīb How to pronounce subscribe (audio) \
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

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Onto brows, Young has a scrupulous technique for achieving natural-looking full arches, never subscribing to the trendy K-beauty shape of the moment. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "K-Pop Star Tiffany Young Breaks Down Her 18-Step Beauty Routine," 6 Mar. 2019 The company said eight million people now subscribe to both services. Micah Maidenberg, WSJ, "CBS Gets Ready to Press for New NFL Deal," 14 Feb. 2019 Just to complicate your lease versus buy versus subscribe math a little bit more. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Car Decisions: Should You Buy or Lease ... or Subscribe?," 30 Jan. 2019 Oh and feel free to subscribe to @doublemumble youtube channel:) Had an amazing time on the North Shore of Oahu last month. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "What 'Bachelor' Contestant Cassie Randolph's Instagram Tells Us About Her Post-Show Life," 5 Feb. 2019 To get automatic food recall notifications, subscribe to the Foodsafety.gov RSS feed or Recalls.gov email notifications. Jenna Flannigan, SELF, "8 Surprising Food Safety Mistakes You Might Be Making," 11 Jan. 2019 In 1908, when Sears began selling homes by mail, one-fifth of the country subscribed, according to a 99 Percent Invisible podcast about the program. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "How Sears Kit Homes changed housing," 16 Oct. 2018 And don’t forget to subscribe to our Instant Message podcast. David Pierce, WSJ, "From Wi-Fi to Bluetooth to 5G, All Your Wireless Is About to Change," 27 Jan. 2019 Anyways, check out the trailer below, and smash that subscribe button. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "David Tennant Is Starting a Podcast, and Olivia Colman Will Be His First Guest," 25 Jan. 2019

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

subscribe

verb
sub·​scribe | \ səb-ˈskrīb How to pronounce subscribe (audio) \
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.

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subscriber noun

subscribe

verb
sub·​scribe | \ səb-ˈskrīb How to pronounce subscribe (audio) \
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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