1. offer to buy, as of stocks and shares
- The broker subscribed 500 shares
2. mark with one's signature; write one's name (on)
Similar word(s): sign
3. adopt as a belief
- I subscribe to your view on abortion
Similar word(s): support
4. pay (an amount of money) as a contribution to a charity or service, especially at regular intervals
Similar word(s): pledge
5. receive or obtain regularly
Similar word(s): take
Sentences with subscribe as a verb:
- Would you like to subscribe or subscribe a friend to our new magazine, Lexicography Illustrated?
- I don’t subscribe to that theory.
- 1913: Theodore Roosevelt, Autobiography — […] under no circumstances could I ever again be nominated for any public office, as no corporation would subscribe to a campaign fund if I was on the ticket, and that they would subscribe most heavily to beat me;
- Each man subscribed ten dollars.
- 1776: Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations — The capital which had been subscribed to this bank, at two different subscriptions, amounted to one hundred and sixty thousand pounds, of which eighty per cent only was paid up.
- Parties subscribe a covenant or contract; a man subscribes a bond.
- Officers subscribe their official acts, and secretaries and clerks subscribe copies or records.