Meaning of “subsidize” in the English Dictionary

"subsidize" in British English

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subsidizeverb [ T ]

UK usually subsidise uk /ˈsʌb.sɪ.daɪz/ us /ˈsʌb.sə.daɪz/

to pay part of the cost of something:

£50 would help to subsidize the training of an unemployed teenager.
The refugees live in subsidized housing provided by the authorities.

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subsidization
noun [ U ] UK usually subsidisation uk /ˌsʌb.sɪ.daɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌsʌb.sə.dəˈzeɪ.ʃən/
subsidizer
noun [ C ] UK usually subsidiser uk /ˈsʌb.sɪ.daɪ.zər/ us /ˈsʌb.sə.daɪ.zɚ/

(Definition of “subsidize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"subsidize" in American English

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subsidizeverb [ T ]

us /ˈsʌb·səˌdɑɪz/

to pay part of the cost of something:

Taxpayers shouldn’t subsidize a golf course.
The tenants live in federally subsidized apartments.

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

"subsidize" in Business English

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subsidizeverb [ T ]

UK also subsidise uk /ˈsʌbsɪdaɪz/ us

to give money to a person or an organization in order to pay part of the cost of something that they do or make:

be subsidized by sb/sth The uninsured often seek emergency care at hospitals, which is eventually subsidized by taxpayers.
The supported employment programme subsidises employers so they can pay staff the going rate for the job.
subsidization
noun [ U ] UK also subsidisation /ˌsʌbsɪdɪˈzeɪʃən/

Government subsidization of the industry has been heavily criticized.
subsidizer
noun [ C ] UK also subsidiser /ˈsʌbsɪdaɪzər/ /-zɚ/

Japan is a heavy subsidiser of its fishing industry.

(Definition of “subsidize” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)