- 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[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[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[intransitive] subscribe (for something) (finance) to apply to buy shares in a company see also oversubscribed
- 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. Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘sign at the bottom of a document’): from Latin subscribere, from sub-
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