Definition of subscribe verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//səbˈskraɪb//
    ; NAmE NAmE//səbˈskraɪb//
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they subscribe
    BrE BrE//səbˈskraɪb//
    ; NAmE NAmE//səbˈskraɪb//
    he / she / it subscribes
    BrE BrE//səbˈskraɪbz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//səbˈskraɪbz//
    past simple subscribed
    BrE BrE//səbˈskraɪbd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//səbˈskraɪbd//
    past participle subscribed
    BrE BrE//səbˈskraɪbd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//səbˈskraɪbd//
    -ing form subscribing
    BrE BrE//səbˈskraɪbɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//səbˈskraɪbɪŋ//
    Helping others
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  1. 1[intransitive] subscribe (to something) to pay an amount of money regularly in order to receive or use something Which journals does the library subscribe to? We subscribe to several sports channels (= on TV).
  2. 2[intransitive] subscribe (to something) to arrange to have regular access to an electronic information service or other Internet service He subscribed to a newsgroup (= on the Internet). To hear the full interview, subscribe to the free National Geographic News podcast.
  3. 3[intransitive] subscribe (to something) to pay money regularly to be a member of an organization or to support a charity He subscribes regularly to Amnesty International. See related entries: Helping others
  4. 4[intransitive] subscribe (for something) (finance) to apply to buy shares in a company see also oversubscribed
  5. 5[transitive, usually passive] subscribe something to apply to take part in an activity, use a service, etc. The tour of Edinburgh is fully subscribed.
  6. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘sign at the bottom of a document’): from Latin subscribere, from sub- ‘under’ + scribere ‘write’. Phrasal Verbssubscribe to something
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: subscribe

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