Meaning of “subscribe” in the English Dictionary

"subscribe" in British English

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subscribeverb [ I ]

uk /səbˈskraɪb/ us /səbˈskraɪb/

to pay money to an organization in order to receive a product, use a service regularly, or support the organization:

2.3 million people subscribe to this online music service.
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 your business activities:

Existing shareholders subscribed to only 49 percent of the new share issue.

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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 pay money to an organization in order to receive a product or use a service regularly:

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

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(Definition of “subscribe” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"subscribe" in Business English

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subscribeverb

uk /səbˈskraɪb/ us

[ 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.
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[ 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)