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Meaning of SUBSCRIBE

Pronunciation:  sub'skrIb

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  mark with one's signature; write one's name (on); "She signed the letter and sent it off"; "Please sign here"
  2. [v]  adopt as a belief; "I subscribe to your view on abortion"
  3. [v]  receive or obtain by regular payment; "We take the Times every day"
  4. [v]  offer to buy, as of stocks and shares; "The broker subscribed 500 shares"
  5. [v]  pay (an amount of money) as a contribution to a charity or service, esp. at regular intervals; "I pledged $10 a month to my favorite radio station"

SUBSCRIBE is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: pledge, sign, subscribe to, support, take
 See Also: agree, approve, bid, buy, check in, concord, concur, donate, hold, O.K., offer, okay, purchase, rubricate, sanction, sign away, sign in, sign over, tender, write



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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
    1. To write underneath, as one's name; to sign (one's name)
       to a document.
             [They] subscribed their names under them. --Sir T.
    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.
  2. \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.
    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.
Computing Dictionary

To request to receive messages posted to a mailing list or newsgroup. In contrast to the mundane use of the word this is often free of charge.