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

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Recent Examples on the Web Support strong local journalism by subscribing today: courier-journal.com/darcyc. Darcy Costello, The Courier-Journal, "LMPD sues to avoid releasing Explorer case records, including 9,000 found in hidden folder," 22 Nov. 2019 More on Estée Lauder brands: Now check out a WWE superstar's entire routine: Follow Marci on Instagram and Twitter, or subscribe to Allure's newsletter for daily beauty stories delivered right to your inbox. Marci Robin, Allure, "The Estée Lauder Companies Is Buying K-Beauty Brand Dr. Jart+," 21 Nov. 2019 Get experts’ picks for concerts, kids’ stuff, fine arts, movies and more by subscribing to the Preview entertainment newsletter. Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle, "Tanya Tucker is this year's sweetest Grammy surprise," 20 Nov. 2019 Unlock this article — plus daily intelligence on Capitol Hill and the life sciences industry — by subscribing to STAT Plus. Nicholas Florko, STAT, "In a rare political move, prominent biotech venture capitalists speak out against Pelosi’s drug pricing bill," 18 Nov. 2019 The music of artists slated to perform at the 2020 festival can be heard by subscribing to official SXSW playlists on Apple Music, Spotify and YouTube Music Video as well as listening to SXSWfm mixes on Mixcloud. Chris Eggertsen, Billboard, "SXSW Reveals Second Wave of 2020 Showcase Artists With Wire, Walshy Fire & More," 13 Nov. 2019 Company officials expect existing HBO customers — those subscribing either via cable or HBO Now — to switch to HBO Max, which will offer far more to watch. Tali Arbel, chicagotribune.com, "AT&T says HBO Max streaming service to launch in May for $15," 30 Oct. 2019 For tickets and event updates, visit summit.teenvogue.com, follow @TeenVogue on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and subscribe to the Teen Vogue newsletter. Teen Vogue Staff, Teen Vogue, "How to Get Tickets for the Teen Vogue Summit Los Angeles 2019," 19 Oct. 2019 Listeners can get exclusive content from Ellis, Mary Kay Cabot and the rest of the Browns team by subscribing to our football insider at projecttext.com/clefootball. cleveland, "How to have more fun watching and interpreting what you see in a football game with tips from new Browns reporter Ellis Williams: This Week in the CLE," 6 Oct. 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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subscribe?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=s&file=subscr01. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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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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