subscribe

verb
sub·scribe | \səb-ˈskrīb \
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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Help support our mission to bring you exclusive insight into Sacramento's only major pro sports team by subscribing today. Jason Jones, sacbee, "Mistaken for other rising stars, can Zach Auguste make a name for himself with Kings?," 12 July 2018 Kelly went home, cranked up his modem, and subscribed. Nancy Baym, WIRED, "Book Excerpt: How Music Fans Built the Internet," 10 July 2018 Whether there's a large community ready to subscribe remains to be seen. Matt Skenazy, Outside Online, "Lance Armstrong Wants to Sell You a Season Pass," 6 July 2018 That said, Newton hardly subscribes to that archetypal aesthetic. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Bella Hadid’s Bodyguard On Dressing to Impress the Paparazzi," 27 June 2018 For more healthy eating advice and delicious recipes, visit the Henry Ford LiveWell health and wellness blog and subscribe for weekly emails of our latest posts. Andrea Thelen, Ms, Detroit Free Press, "6 tips for healthy and safe grilling," 9 July 2018 For more Vox videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel. Joss Fong, Vox, "A debate on the merits of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”," 4 July 2018 The collection encourages customers to subscribe and engages people more deeply than a razor alone can, according to Peters. Cam Wolf, GQ, "The Rules of the Gym, According to the Hot Dudes of ‘Insecure’," 21 June 2018 Two in five American households subscribe to an AT&T service. The Economist, "AT&T and Time Warner are cleared to merge," 14 June 2018

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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

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

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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

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

subscribe

verb
sub·scribe | \səb-ˈskrīb \
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 \
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

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