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

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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Where female rappers are either hypersexualized or take on prototypically masculine tropes in the West, Savranenko does not subscribe to any specific aesthetic in Ukraine’s relatively new space. Vogue, "Meet Alyona Alyona, Ukraine’s Most Unlikely Rap Star," 11 Apr. 2019 But other services that families might already subscribe to have a lot of family-friendly programming too. Sarah Skidmore Sell, The Seattle Times, "How not to break the bank on streaming services," 15 Apr. 2019 Beyoncé's doc airs next Wednesday only on Netflix, so be sure to subscribe to the entertainment streaming service (or get ahold of a friend's password). Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Beyoncé's Homecoming Netflix Documentary: Everything You Need to Know," 8 Apr. 2019 Apple News already comes installed on iPhones and other Apple devices, and subscribing takes only a few taps. Tali Arbel, The Seattle Times, "Newspapers largely shun Apple’s news subscription service," 27 Mar. 2019 In the parenting-philosophy sense, no, no one really subscribes purposefully to a system of Negative Discipline. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "What Is Positive Discipline? Experts Say This Method Is Effective at Getting Kids to Behave," 8 Mar. 2019 Onto brows, Young has a scrupulous technique for achieving natural-looking full arches, never subscribing to the trendy K-beauty shape of the moment. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "K-Pop Star Tiffany Young Breaks Down Her 18-Step Beauty Routine," 6 Mar. 2019 The company said eight million people now subscribe to both services. Micah Maidenberg, WSJ, "CBS Gets Ready to Press for New NFL Deal," 14 Feb. 2019 Just to complicate your lease versus buy versus subscribe math a little bit more. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Car Decisions: Should You Buy or Lease ... or Subscribe?," 30 Jan. 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

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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