subscribe

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

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 Subscribe now and get your first issue free. And you can listen to this show anytime by subscribing to our podcast.TED Radio Hour also : to receive or have access to something (such as a periodical or service) as part of an arrangement to receive a certain number of regular deliveries or a certain period of continuous access especially by prepayment the number of people who currently subscribe to the magazine/site
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

Other Words from subscribe

subscriber noun

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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.
Recent Examples on the Web For news from across the globe, subscribe to WSJ’s free daily newsletter. WSJ, 24 May 2022 His backers tend to subscribe to the same philosophy — or at least to accept it. New York Times, 23 May 2022 Among consumers between the ages of 21 and 55, 40% pay to receive or subscribe to fintech services each month, with half spending $10 or more. Ron Shevlin, Forbes, 23 May 2022 Done sees in Sales and Plunkett a similar willingness to embrace inspiration in one’s own backyard and not subscribe to a sense of cultural inferiority, a lingering quirk of Australians. Vogue, 17 May 2022 Now, watch Hailey Bieber's beauty commandments: Don't forget to follow Allure on Instagram and Twitter, or subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date on all things beauty. Angela Trakoshis, Allure, 17 May 2022 One way to do that is to subscribe to the many websites that publish features and news that’s relevant. Stu Zakim, Rolling Stone, 16 May 2022 That being said, anyone who doesn’t subscribe to a PlayStation Plus service plan won’t be able to access online features for most games. Gene Park, Washington Post, 16 May 2022 Fans can give one-time contributions or subscribe for as little as $10 a month. Fortune, 16 May 2022 See More

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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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26 May 2022

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“Subscribe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subscribe. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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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.

Other Words from subscribe

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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