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verb [transitive] subsidize pronunciation in American English /ˈsʌbsɪˌdaɪz/
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present tense
present participlesubsidizing
past tensesubsidized
past participlesubsidized
  1. to pay some of the cost of goods or services so that they can be sold to other people at a lower price

    Meals in the cafeteria are subsidized by the company.

    The government has said it will no longer subsidize public transportation.

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 subsidize pronunciation in American English /ˌsʌbsɪdɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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