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 Yet those Israelis who protest the misery and evil of the current situation usually (but not always) subscribe to the idea of a Jewish nation-state in its original and progressive form, one that does not include military control of the West Bank. Sam Bahour, Washington Post, 3 June 2021 For more in-depth analysis on the crypto and blockchain industry, subscribe to our premium research service, Forbes CryptoAsset and Blockchain Advisor. Diana Barrero Zalles, Forbes, 27 May 2021 Listeners can subscribe to The Times now to access exclusive bonus episodes, featuring interviews with experts who will weigh in on the case and extra tape that sheds light on important parts of the story. Los Angeles Times, 25 May 2021 Ingles, for one, does not subscribe to that theory. Eric Walden, The Salt Lake Tribune, 19 May 2021 Not Just You, subscribe here to receive an essay every Sunday. Susanna Schrobsdorff, Time, 2 May 2021 More than 80% of American consumers subscribe to at least one paid streaming service while the average subscriber pays for four services, according to a Deloitte report published this week. R.t. Watson, WSJ, 22 Apr. 2021 And subscribe to Ohio State football on cleveland.com on YouTube for analysis and commentary on the Buckeyes year-round. Stephen Means, cleveland, 20 Apr. 2021 Follow us on Twitter and subscribe to Launcher on YouTube and Instagram, and visit us at Launcher.gg. Washington Post, 24 May 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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“Subscribe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subscribe. Accessed 14 Jun. 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.

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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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