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"subsidize" in British English

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subsidizeverb [T]

(UK usually subsidise) uk   /ˈsʌb.sɪ.daɪz/  us   /ˈsʌb.sə.daɪz/
to ​paypart of the ​cost of something: £50 would ​help to subsidize the ​training of an ​unemployedteenager. The ​refugeeslive in subsidized ​housingprovided 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/
Europeancountries are ​quiteaggressive subsidizers of ​grainexports.
(Definition of subsidize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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subsidizeverb [T]

 us   /ˈsʌb·səˌdɑɪz/
to ​paypart of the ​cost of something: Taxpayers shouldn’t subsidize a ​golfcourse. The ​tenantslive in federally subsidized ​apartments.
(Definition of subsidize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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subsidizeverb [T]

(UK also subsidise) uk   us   /ˈsʌbsɪdaɪz/
to give ​money to a ​person or an ​organization in ​order to ​paypart of the ​cost of something that they do or make: be subsidized by sb/sth The uninsured often ​seekemergencycare at hospitals, which is eventually subsidized by ​taxpayers. The ​supportedemploymentprogramme subsidises ​employers so they can ​paystaff 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/  us /-zɚ/
Japan is a ​heavy subsidiser of its fishing ​industry.
(Definition of subsidize from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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