verb (subscribed; subscribing) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin subscribere, literally, to write beneath, from sub- + scribere to write — more at scribe Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to write (one's name) underneath ; sign 2. a. to sign (as a document) with one's own hand in token of consent or obligation b. to attest by signing c. to pledge (a gift or contribution) by writing one's name with the amount 3. to assent to ; support intransitive verb 1. to sign one's name to a document 2. a. to give consent or approval to something written by signing <
unwilling to subscribe to the agreement
b. to set one's name to a paper in token of promise to give something (as a sum of money); also to give something in accordance with such a promise c. to enter one's name for a publication or service; also to receive a periodical or service regularly on order <
subscribed to many magazines
d. to agree to purchase and pay for securities especially of a new offering <
subscribed for 1000 shares
3. to feel favorably disposed <
I subscribe to your sentiments
Synonyms: see assentsubscriber noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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