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Meaning of “subscribe” in the English Dictionary

"subscribe" in British English

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subscribeverb [I]

uk   us   /səbˈskraɪb/
to ​paymoney to an ​organization in ​order to ​receive a ​product, use a ​serviceregularly, or ​support the ​organization: 2.3 million ​people subscribe to this ​onlinemusicservice. She subscribes to several women's ​magazines. [T] UK I subscribe €10 a ​month to the ​charity. specialized finance & economics to ​offer to ​buy something or ​pay an ​amount for something as ​part of ​yourbusinessactivities: Existing ​shareholders subscribed to only 49 ​percent of the new ​shareissue.
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(Definition of subscribe from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"subscribe" in American English

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subscribeverb [I]

 us   /səbˈskrɑɪb/
to ​paymoney to an ​organization in ​order to ​receive a ​product or use a ​serviceregularly: She subscribes to a ​couple of ​magazines.
subscriber
noun [C]  us   /səbˈskrɑɪ·bər/
cable TV subscribers
subscription
noun [C]  us   /səbˈskrɪp·ʃən/
a ​magazine subscription
(Definition of subscribe from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"subscribe" in Business English

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subscribeverb

uk   us   /səbˈskraɪb/
[I] COMMERCE to ​pay to receive a ​newspaper or ​magazineregularly or to use a ​phoneline or ​internetservice: subscribe to sth 58% of ​televisionowninghouseholds 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 ​personalinformation in ​return for ​convenience. To listen to the show or subscribe to our ​podcast, visit our ​website.
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[I] STOCK MARKET to ​formallyask 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 ​publicoffer until 13 November.
[I or T] to ​paymoneyregularly 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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