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Topic: NEWSPAPERS, PUBLISHING

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: subscribere, from scribere 'to write'

subscribe

verb
     
sub‧scribe
1 [intransitive]TCN to pay money, usually once a year, to have copies of a newspaper or magazine sent to you, or to have some other service
subscribe to
You can subscribe to the magazine for as little as $32 a year.
2 [intransitive] British English to pay money regularly to be a member of an organization or to help its work
subscribe to
She subscribes to an environmental action group.
3BFS [intransitive] to agree to buy or pay for shares
subscribe for
Each employee may subscribe for up to £2,000 worth of shares.

subscribe to something

phrasal verb
if you subscribe to an idea, you agree with it or support it
subscribe to the view/belief/theory etc
I have never subscribed to the view that schooldays are the happiest days of your life.
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