Definition of subsidize
: to furnish with a subsidy: such asa : to purchase the assistance of by payment of a subsidyb : to aid or promote (someone or something, such as a private enterprise) with public money subsidize soybean farmers subsidize public transportation
subsidizationplay \ˌsəb-sə-də-ˈzā-shən, -zə-\ noun
Examples of subsidize in a sentence
The state subsidizes housing for low-income families.
She feels that private businesses should not be subsidized by taxpayers.
The company subsidizes health insurance for its employees.
First Known Use of subsidize
SUBSIDIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of subsidize for English Language Learners
: to help someone or something pay for the costs of (something)
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