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
Subscribe today and get your first issue free!
You'll receive a user name and password when you subscribe.
Recent Examples of subscribe from the Web
For Amazon, streaming content is not a mission but the means to an end — to encourage customers to subscribe to its Prime membership program, which cements their loyalty to the Amazon e-commerce ecosystem.
For more climate coverage, subscribe to Bloomberg’s new weekly Climate Changed newsletter.
To subscribe or to purchase single tickets, go to ParamountAurora.com, call the box office at 630-896-6666 or stop by in person at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd.
But only 1.7 million currently subscribe to satellite internet, according to Northern Sky Research.
Give the podcast a listen and think about subscribing.
But experts who subscribe to Dawkins’s extended phenotype idea, like Vollrath at Oxford, believe that webs are more like tools the spider uses.
For more about Connie Dabate’s death and her husband’s double life, subscribe now to PEOPLE or pick up this week’s issue, on newsstands now.
The internet was turned into a weapon, and by subscribing to livestreams users were wielding it in conjunction with the murderers themselves.
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Origin and Etymology of subscribe
Middle English, from Latin subscribere, literally, to write beneath, from sub- + scribere to write — more at scribe
First Known Use: 15th century
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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