un·​sub·​scribe | \ ˌən-səb-ˈskrīb How to pronounce unsubscribe (audio) \
unsubscribed; unsubscribing

Definition of unsubscribe

intransitive verb

: to stop subscribing to an email mailing list : to choose to no longer receive email communications (such as newsletters or advertisements) from a company or organization When you first subscribe, you will receive information on how to unsubscribe— Stuart J. Goldman

Examples of unsubscribe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now, Bhimani favors relegating the option to unsubscribe from holiday-specific emails to a customer’s preferences section with a brand. Washington Post, 5 May 2022 This is the second year that Moment, an online photography and filmmaking gear marketplace based in Washington state, sent its customers emails and text messages offering to unsubscribe them from Mother’s Day emails. Washington Post, 5 May 2022 After the influx of new subscribers, many people would attempt to unsubscribe from the newsletters only to be kept on Ozy’s email lists and even re-subscribed under the direction of Ozy management, a potential violation of commercial email laws. Jemima Mcevoy, Forbes, 8 Oct. 2021 Was something offensive sent out, causing people to unsubscribe? Expert Panel®, Forbes, 15 June 2021 Under Details, click the Remove offers button, which will unsubscribe you from the Special Offers that appear on your lock screen. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 16 Apr. 2021 Yet when things start to feel too spiritual or touchy-feely, that’s usually my cue to unsubscribe. Alisa Wolfson, Redbook, 29 Jan. 2018 Some messages would imitate colleagues or relatives; others posed as Facebook login requests or graphic notifications to unsubscribe from pornography websites. NBC News, 13 May 2020 Here's how to use Cyber Monday to unsubscribe from all those annoying marketing emails. Wired, 2 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of unsubscribe

1981, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jun 2022

Cite this Entry

“Unsubscribe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsubscribe. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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