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

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subscriber noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for subscribe

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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 In the last three months of the year, in fact, cable fees declined, a sign of the trend toward cord-cutting by viewers who prefer to subscribe to video content piecemeal rather than through cable bundles. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, "Column: The Tucker Carlson mystery: How does his show survive without major advertisers?," 30 Apr. 2021 Comcast has declined to say how many sign-ups come from nonexisting customers who choose to subscribe to the service. Lillian Rizzo, WSJ, "Comcast’s Profit Soars Amid Broadband, Wireless Growth," 29 Apr. 2021 Residents interested in the climate action plan development process can subscribe for updates by e-mail at ClimateAction@WellesleyMA.gov. BostonGlobe.com, "Wellesley begins work on climate action plan," 27 Apr. 2021 Some automakers now let customers subscribe to the vehicle itself. Paul A. Eisenstein, NBC News, "With car sales slumping, automakers turn to pay-as-you-go options to boost revenue," 27 Apr. 2021 In Click to subscribe to TIME.com and get 1 year for 15 dollars. TIME.com, "Terms and Conditions: TIME’s 2021 Best Inventions Search," 26 Apr. 2021 People who then subscribe to Deezer’s Premium or HiFi plans will also receive three months free. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Even USB-C earbuds come with bloatware now," 26 Apr. 2021 Fans are encouraged to subscribe to the Kentucky Derby’s email distribution list at kentuckyderby.com/tickets/newsletter-signup and follow @KentuckyDerby on social media to stay updated if or when there are changes to ticket availability. Emma Austin, USA TODAY, "Kentucky Derby 2021: Everything you need to know about the 147th Run for the Roses," 26 Apr. 2021 Time is the foundation of gender clinics that subscribe to a resource-intensive process. Jeannie Roberts, Arkansas Online, "Transgender kids face difficult road," 25 Apr. 2021

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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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2 May 2021

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“Subscribe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subscribe. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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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
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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