Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “subscribe”

See all translations

subscribe

verb
 
 
/səbˈskraɪb/
[I] COMMERCE to pay to receive a newspaper or magazine regularly or to use a phone line or internet service: subscribe to sth 58% of television owning households subscribe to a cable TV network.subscribe to an internet service provider/a magazine/a newspaper Every time we subscribe to a magazine, we unleash bits of personal information in return for convenience. To listen to the show or subscribe to our podcast, visit our website. →  Compare unsubscribe
[I] STOCK MARKET to formally ask to buy particular shares when they are issued : subscribe for sth Since you have to subscribe for a minimum of 200 shares, you will have to pay £380.subscribe to sth Investors can subscribe to shares in the public offer until 13 November.
[I or T] to pay money regularly to an organization in order to support its work: subscribe (sth) to sth The company subscribes €1000 a month to the charity.
(Definition of subscribe from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of subscribe?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Business English definitions for “subscribe”

Definitions of “subscribe” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

make believe

believing or imagining things that appear to be attractive or exciting, but are not real

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More