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

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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 The commercial aim is to warm them up to subscribe to the newspaper. The Economist, "Radio killed the video star Times Radio tries to lure listeners to the paper," 27 June 2020 To support the Journal Sentinel's in-depth local reporting, please subscribe at jsonline.com/deal. James E. Causey, jsonline.com, "‘Until I’m free you are not free either’: Civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer has Madison connection," 25 June 2020 Apple charges a commission of 30 percent on users who subscribe through the app store. NBC News, "Apple's app store is suddenly a flashpoint in the Big Tech debate," 18 June 2020 The network consolidates all these charging partners into a single-payment system so Mach-E drivers don’t have to subscribe to a plethora of networks. Roberto Baldwin, Car and Driver, "Ford’s Mustang Mach-E Electric Car Will Come with a Few Free Charges," 15 June 2020 Sign up here, and subscribe to our Covid-19 podcast for the latest news and analysis on the pandemic. Lucy Meakin, Bloomberg.com, "Trade Barriers Most Harmful in Times of Crisis, BOE Finds," 11 June 2020 For more tips from Alford, check out her Youtube video below, subscribe to her channel, and follow her on Twitter. Amanda Randone, refinery29.com, "Beanie Jean Shares What You Need To Know Before Getting Into Birding," 10 June 2020 Its Ballpark Pass – which allows fans to subscribe and purchase monthly ticket options on the MLB BallPark app – saw a 49% increase in purchases. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Doc's Morning Line: The MLB's proposed 48-game schedule is cheap. Lipstick on a pig.," 15 June 2020 Email him or subscribe to his Tech It Out podcast at https://marcsaltzman.com/podcasts. Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, "Among Alexa's lesser-known abilities: You can ask the digital assistant about COVID-19 symptoms," 14 June 2020

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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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The first known use of subscribe was in the 15th century

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30 Jun 2020

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“Subscribe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subscribe. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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subscribe

verb
How to pronounce subscribe (audio)

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.

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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