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English definition of “subscribe”

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)
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