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Definition of "subscribe" []

  • To pledge or contribute (a sum of money). (verb-transitive)
  • To sign (one's name) at the end of a document. (verb-transitive)
  • To sign one's name to in attestation, testimony, or consent: subscribe a will. (verb-transitive)
  • To authorize (someone) to receive or access electronic texts or services, especially over the Internet. (verb-transitive)
  • To contract to receive and pay for a certain number of issues of a publication, for tickets to a series of events or performances, or for a utility service, for example. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "subscribe" in a sentence
  • "LORD NORTH, who had a great antipathy to music, being asked why he did not subscribe to the Ancient Concerts, and it being urged as a reason for it that his brother the Bishop of Winchester did, "Ay," replied his lordship, "if I was as _deaf_ as my brother, I would _subscribe too_.""
  • "Those individuals who did not subscribe from the first issues have found it impossible to complete their files except by photocopying the missing issues."
  • "The info about the effort/time to subscribe is sooo true."