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verb subscribe pronunciation in British English /səbˈskraɪb/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlesubscribing
past tensesubscribed
past participlesubscribed
  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.
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    1. a.
      to pay money regularly in order to belong to a club or organization
      subscribe to: She subscribes to various different charitable organizations.
    2. b.
      to pay money regularly in order to receive a service
      subscribe to: I subscribe to a couple of film channels.
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    3. 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?
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  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] formal to sign your name on an official document


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