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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SUBSCRI'BE, v.t. [L. subscribo; sub and scribo, to write.]
1. To sign with one's own hand; to give consent to something written, or to bind one's self by writing one's name beneath; as, parties subscribe a covenant or contract; a man subscribes a bond or articles of agreement.
2. To attest by writing one's name beneath; as, officers subscribe their official acts; and secretaries and clerks subscribe copies of records.
3. To promise to give by writing one's name; as, each man subscribed ten dollars or ten shillings.
4. To submit. [Not in use.]
SUBSCRI'BE, v.i. To promise to give a certain sum by setting one's name to a paper. The paper was offered and many subscribed.
1. To assent; as, I could not subscribe to his opinion.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
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); "She signed the letter and sent it off"; "Please sign here" [syn: sign, subscribe]
3: adopt as a belief; "I subscribe to your view on abortion" [syn: subscribe, support]
4: pay (an amount of money) as a contribution to a charity or service, especially at regular intervals; "I pledged $10 a month to my favorite radio station" [syn: pledge, subscribe]
5: receive or obtain regularly; "We take the Times every day" [syn: subscribe, subscribe to, take]

Merriam Webster's

verb (subscribed; subscribing) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin subscribere, literally, to write beneath, from sub- + scribere to write more at scribe Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to write (one's name) underneath ; sign 2. a. to sign (as a document) with one's own hand in token of consent or obligation b. to attest by signing c. to pledge (a gift or contribution) by writing one's name with the amount 3. to assent to ; support intransitive verb 1. to sign one's name to a document 2. a. to give consent or approval to something written by signing <unwilling to subscribe to the agreement> b. to set one's name to a paper in token of promise to give something (as a sum of money); also to give something in accordance with such a promise c. to enter one's name for a publication or service; also to receive a periodical or service regularly on order <subscribed to many magazines> d. to agree to purchase and pay for securities especially of a new offering <subscribed for 1000 shares> 3. to feel favorably disposed <I subscribe to your sentiments> Synonyms: see assent subscriber noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. 1 (usu. foll. by to, for) a tr. & intr. contribute (a specified sum) or make or promise a contribution to a fund, project, charity, etc., esp. regularly. b intr. enter one's name in a list of contributors to a charity etc. c tr. raise or guarantee raising (a sum) by so subscribing. 2 intr. (usu. foll. by to) express one's agreement with an opinion, resolution, etc. (cannot subscribe to that). 3 tr. a write (esp. one's name) at the foot of a document etc. (subscribed a motto). b write one's name at the foot of, sign (a document, picture, etc.). Phrases and idioms: subscribe for agree to take a copy or copies of (a book) before publication. subscribe oneself sign one's name as. subscribe to arrange to receive (a periodical etc.) regularly. Etymology: ME f. L subscribere (as SUB-, scribere script- write)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Subscribe Sub*scribe", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Subscribed; p. pr. & vb. n. Subscribing.] [L. subscribere, subscriptum; sub under + scribere to write: cf. F. souscrire. See Scribe.] 1. To write underneath, as one's name; to sign (one's name) to a document. [They] subscribed their names under them. --Sir T. More. 2. To sign with one's own hand; to give consent to, as something written, or to bind one's self to the terms of, by writing one's name beneath; as, parties subscribe a covenant or contract; a man subscribes a bond. All the bishops subscribed the sentence. --Milman. 3. To attest by writing one's name beneath; as, officers subscribe their official acts, and secretaries and clerks subscribe copies or records. 4. To promise to give, by writing one's name with the amount; as, each man subscribed ten dollars. 5. To sign away; to yield; to surrender. [Obs.] --Shak. 6. To declare over one's signature; to publish. [Obs.] Either or must shortly hear from him, or I will subscribe him a coward. --Shak.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Subscribe Sub*scribe", v. i. 1. To sign one's name to a letter or other document. --Shak. 2. To give consent to something written, by signing one's name; hence, to assent; to agree. So spake, so wished, much humbled Eve; but Fate Subscribed not. --Milton. 3. To become surely; -- with for. [R.] --Shak. 4. To yield; to admit one's self to be inferior or in the wrong. [Obs.] I will subscribe, and say I wronged the duke. --Shak. 5. To set one's name to a paper in token of promise to give a certain sum. 6. To enter one's name for a newspaper, a book, etc.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(subscribes, subscribing, subscribed) 1. If you subscribe to an opinion or belief, you are one of a number of people who have this opinion or belief. I've personally never subscribed to the view that either sex is superior to the other. VERB: V to n 2. If you subscribe to a magazine or a newspaper, you pay to receive copies of it regularly. My main reason for subscribing to New Scientist is to keep abreast of advances in science. VERB: V to n 3. If you subscribe to an online newsgroup or service, you send a message saying that you wish to receive it or belong to it. (COMPUTING) Usenet is a collection of discussion groups, known as newsgroups, to which anybody can subscribe. VERB: V to n, also V 4. If you subscribe for shares in a company, you apply to buy shares in that company. (BUSINESS) Employees subscribed for far more shares than were available. VERB: V for n, also V n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. v. a. 1. Sign, set one's name to, affix one's signature to. 2. Promise to contribute. II. v. n. 1. Sign one's name (in token of consent). 2. Agree, consent, assent, give consent, yield assent. 3. Enter one's name (for a newspaper, etc.). 4. Promise to contribute.

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abet, accede, accept, acquiesce, advocate, agree, agree to, agree with, aid and abet, allow, approve, approve of, assent to, autograph, back up, be a member, be inscribed, belong, brook, carry a card, chip in, come through, comfort, condone, consent, consent to, contribute, contribute to, countenance, donate to, embolden, encourage, endorse, favor, gift, gift with, give to, go for, hearten, hold membership, ink, keep in countenance, kick in, permit, pitch in, pledge, promise, sanction, shine upon, sign up for, signature, smile upon, subscribe to, support, sweeten the kitty, tolerate, underwrite, yes



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