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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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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Download the mp3 file here, listen to the stream here or below, or subscribe to it through Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers Podcast: The Brewers are still alive after huge Cubs series, but can they overcome injuries?," 9 Sep. 2019 In addition to the agreement with Valero on the Nuevo Laredo project, there was an outstanding response from customers on the Valley Pipeline expansion with our recent open season being fully subscribed and resulting in seven-year contract terms. Sergio Chapa, Houston Chronicle, "NuStar using newly completed pipeline projects to move fuels into Mexico," 4 Sep. 2019 Next month, the publication is hoping that people will pay 50 Hong Kong dollars a month to subscribe. Jenni Marsh, CNN, "Why pro-democracy troublemaker Jimmy Lai is the only Hong Kong multi-millionaire standing up to China," 27 Aug. 2019 Share it with us at https://static.azcentral.com/child-safety-form/ For more stories about the state of Arizona's children, the DCS system and other issues, subscribe to The Arizona Republic/azcentral. Mary Jo Pitzl, Arizona Republic, "Courts increase privacy warnings in child-welfare cases, following Republic report," 22 Aug. 2019 Download the mp3 file here, listen to the stream here or below, or subscribe to it through Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers Podcast: Josh Hader's struggles and a ridiculous Saturday night in Washington, plus a look back at a 25-inning battle 35 years ago," 19 Aug. 2019 One in five residents have a disability, one in eight residents are over age 75, and the town relies on a reverse-911 alert system which people have to proactively subscribe to instead of Amber Alert-style messages sent to all phones in the area. AZCentral.com, "Amid winding mountain roads, a village pushes back its encroaching fire threat," 23 July 2019 That’s similar to Trump’s idea that immigrants must subscribe to a higher level of citizenship than others. Steven Greenhut, Orange County Register, "Trump blew a chance to follow in Reagan’s footsteps," 19 July 2019 The Beginning, Part 1, and subscribe here to see parts 2 and 3 later this season. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, "Documentary looks back at Tide’s 2009 Championship Season: ‘The Beginning’," 29 Aug. 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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