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verb subscribe pronunciation in British English /səbˈskraɪb/
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present tense
I/you/we/theysubscribe
he/she/itsubscribes
present participlesubscribing
past tensesubscribed
past participlesubscribed
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] to pay money so that you will regularly receive copies of a newspaper or magazine
    subscribe to:

    We subscribe to all the main medical journals.

    1. b.
      to pay money regularly in order to receive a service
      subscribe to:

      I subscribe to a couple of film channels.

    2. c.
      to pay money for a set of tickets to a series of performances
      subscribe to:

      Are you going to subscribe to the opera this season?

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] formal to sign your name on an official document
  3. 3
    [intransitive] computing to add your name and e-mail address to a list of people who want to receive messages from a website automatically

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when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available

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