Subscribe Sub*scribe", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Subscribed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Subscribing}.] [L. subscribere, subscriptum; sub under + scribere to write: cf. F. souscrire. See {Scribe}.] 1. To write underneath, as one's name; to sign (one's name) to a document. [1913 Webster]

[They] subscribed their names under them. --Sir T. More. [1913 Webster]

2. To sign with one's own hand; to give consent to, as something written, or to bind one's self to the terms of, by writing one's name beneath; as, parties subscribe a covenant or contract; a man subscribes a bond. [1913 Webster]

All the bishops subscribed the sentence. --Milman. [1913 Webster]

3. To attest by writing one's name beneath; as, officers subscribe their official acts, and secretaries and clerks subscribe copies or records. [1913 Webster]

4. To promise to give, by writing one's name with the amount; as, each man subscribed ten dollars. [1913 Webster]

5. To sign away; to yield; to surrender. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

6. To declare over one's signature; to publish. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Either or must shortly hear from him, or I will subscribe him a coward. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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