Definition of subscribe
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 obligationb : to attest by signingc : to pledge (a gift or contribution) by writing one's name with the amount
3 : to assent to : support
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 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
3 : to feel favorably disposed I subscribe to your sentiments
Examples of subscribe in a Sentence
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Recent Examples of subscribe from the Web
In Philadelphia, where local leaders say the Muslim population is still predominantly black, only three of the city’s 37 mosques subscribe to the W.D. Mohammed tradition.
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Currently, about 90 percent of households in our traditional territory subscribe to a modern service – wireless or voice over internet protocol (VoIP) – and more continue to leave traditional service every day.
Santander said in a filing that the rights to subscribe to the new shares will trade between July 6 and July 20.
Awareness of these signs, both literal and invisible, create barriers that shouldn't exist in social spaces — but do and are often ostracizing to those who don't subscribe to a one-size-fits-most lifestyle or environment.
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Body-shaming isn't a partisan issue, and Chelsea Clinton, apparently, subscribes to this belief.
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Synonym Discussion of subscribe
SUBSCRIBE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of subscribe for Students
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.
Legal Definition of subscribe
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 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
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
Origin and Etymology of subscribe
Latin subscribere, literally, to write beneath, from sub- under + scribere to write
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