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 Yet when things start to feel too spiritual or touchy-feely, that’s usually my cue to unsubscribe. Alisa Wolfson, Redbook, "I Took My 3-Year-Old to a Mindfulness Class for Toddlers," 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, "Obscure Indian cyber firm spied on politicians, investors worldwide," 13 May 2020 Here's how to use Cyber Monday to unsubscribe from all those annoying marketing emails. Wired, "The Best Cyber Monday Deals, How to Sleep Better, and More News," 2 Dec. 2019 While critics were quick to call it augmented reality that ran parallel to Modi’s India, BJP members asked supporters to unsubscribe from a Hindu-bashing Netflix that spread phobia about the community. Rana Ayyub, Time, "What a Rising Tide of Violence Against Muslims in India Says About Modi's Second Term," 28 June 2019 Often these tactics revolve around aggressively coercing users into signing up to expensive subscriptions with unclear terms, in the hope that people either won’t notice or will forget to unsubscribe. Jon Porter, The Verge, "Latest iOS beta prompts you to unsubscribe when uninstalling apps with paid subs," 18 June 2019 The changes also allow consumers to unsubscribe from voicemails, texts and emails from debt collectors, and prohibit a collector from threatening to sue the consumer to collect a debt if the collector knows the statute of limitations has expired. Madeline Purdue, USA TODAY, "Senators say Fair Debt Collection Practices Act proposal puts industry ahead of consumers," 6 June 2019 This apparently isn't new to those poor Fyre Festival list-serve recipients who've yet to unsubscribe. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Fyre Festival Ticket Buyers Report Strange Burning Man Scam," 24 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of unsubscribe

1981, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jan 2021

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“Unsubscribe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsubscribe. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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