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English verb: subscribe

1. subscribe (possession) offer to buy, as of stocks and shares

SamplesThe broker subscribed 500 shares.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bid, offer, tender

Domain categoryinvesting, investment

2. subscribe (communication) mark with one's signature; write one's name (on)

SamplesShe signed the letter and sent it off.
Please sign here.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)write

Narrower (hyponym)rubricate

3. subscribe (communication) adopt as a belief

SamplesI subscribe to your view on abortion.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)agree, concord, concur, hold

Entailapprove, O.K., okay, sanction

4. subscribe (possession) pay (an amount of money) as a contribution to a charity or service, especially at regular intervals

SamplesI pledged $10 a month to my favorite radio station.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)donate

5. subscribe (possession) receive or obtain regularly

SamplesWe take the Times every day.

Synonymssubscribe to, take

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)buy, purchase

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