Thesaurus

subscribe

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of subscribe

  1. 1 to give or express one's approval (as to a proposal) promised that as president he would never subscribe to the use of torture as an interrogation method, regardless of the circumstances Synonyms of subscribe acquiesce, agree, assent, come round, consent, accedeWords Related to subscribe adopt, embrace, espouse; abide, bear (with), endure, stand, suffer, tolerate; stomach, swallow, take; bow, knuckle under, relent, submit, succumb, yieldNear Antonyms of subscribe rebuff, refuse, reject, scorn, spurn; deny, gainsayAntonyms of subscribe dissent

  2. 2 to write one's name on (as a document) they dutifully subscribed several dozen forms at the mortgage closing Synonyms of subscribe autograph, ink, signWords Related to subscribe sign up; cosign, countersign, endorse (also indorse), register, sign on; inscribe; author, pen, pencil (in), scratch (out), scrawl, scribble; notarize

Synonym Discussion of subscribe

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


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