subsidize

  • 1 Subsidize — Sub si*dize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Subsidized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Subsidizing}.] [From {Subsidy}.] To furnish with a subsidy; to purchase the assistance of by the payment of a subsidy; to aid or promote, as a private enterprise, with public money;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 subsidize — sub‧si‧dize [ˈsʌbsdaɪz] also subsidise verb [transitive] FINANCE ECONOMICS if a government or organization subsidizes a company, activity etc, it pays part of the cost: • The railroad company is partially subsidized by the federal government …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 subsidize — I verb abet, adiuvare, advance, afford aid, afford support, aid, assist, back, befriend, bestow, bolster, contribute, endow, finance, foster, furnish aid, furnish support, further, give, give a grant to, give aid, give support to, help, help with …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 subsidize — (v.) 1795, from SUBSIDY (Cf. subsidy) + IZE (Cf. ize). Originally to pay to hire (mercenaries, foreign troops, etc.), also of nations, to buy neutrality or alliance. Meaning to bribe is from 1815. Meaning to support by grants of (often… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 subsidize — (Amer.) sub·si·dize || sÊŒbsɪdaɪz v. provide financial assistance (also subsidise) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 6 subsidize — [v] give money to get started angel*, back, bankroll*, contribute, endow, finance, fund, grubstake*, help, juice*, pick up the check*, pick up the tab*, prime the pump*, promote, put up the money for, sponsor, stake, support, underwrite; concepts …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 subsidize — (also subsidise) ► VERB 1) support (an organization or activity) financially. 2) pay part of the cost of producing (something) to reduce its price. DERIVATIVES subsidization noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 subsidize — [sub′sə dīz΄] vt. subsidized, subsidizing [< SUBSIDY + IZE] 1. to support with a subsidy 2. to buy the aid or support of with a subsidy, often as a kind of bribe subsidization n. subsidizer n …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 subsidize — UK [ˈsʌbsɪdaɪz] / US [ˈsʌbsɪˌdaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms subsidize : present tense I/you/we/they subsidize he/she/it subsidizes present participle subsidizing past tense subsidized past participle subsidized to pay some of the cost of… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 subsidize — transitive verb ( dized; dizing) Date: 1769 to furnish with a subsidy: as a. to purchase the assistance of by payment of a subsidy b. to aid or promote (as a private enterprise) with public money < subsidize soybean farmers > < subsidize public… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 subsidize — (BrE also ise) verb PHRASES ▪ heavily subsidized, highly subsidized ▪ The airline is heavily subsidized by the government. ▪ federally subsidized (AmE) Subsidize is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 subsidize — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. aid, support, promote; patronize, finance, underwrite, back, pay for, subscribe to; endow, invest in; encourage. See provision. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. support, finance, back, subsidize; see… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 subsidize — sub|si|dize [ sʌbsı,daız ] verb transitive 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… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 subsidize — [[t]sʌ̱bsɪdaɪz[/t]] subsidizes, subsidizing, subsidized (in BRIT, also use subsidise) 1) VERB If a government or other authority subsidizes something, they pay part of the cost of it. [V n] Around the world, governments have subsidized the… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 subsidize — verb they have agreed to subsidize the after school program Syn: give money to, pay a subsidy to, contribute to, invest in, sponsor, support, fund, finance, underwrite; informal shell out for, fork out for, cough up for; bankroll …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 subsidize — subsidizable, adj. subsidization, n. subsidizer, n. /sub si duyz /, v.t., subsidized, subsidizing. 1. to furnish or aid with a subsidy. 2. to purchase the assistance of by the payment of a subsidy. 3. to secure the cooperation of by bribery; buy… …

    Universalium

  • 17 subsidize — verb To assist someone or something by granting a subsidy …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 subsidize — Synonyms and related words: accommodate, afford, afford support, aid, angel, assist, back, back up, bankroll, bear, bear out, bear up, blow to, bolster, bolster up, brace, buoy up, buttress, capitalize, carry, clothe, contribute, cradle, crutch,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 subsidize — sub|si|dize also subsidise BrE [ˈsʌbsıdaız] v [T usually passive] if a government or organization subsidizes a company, activity etc, it pays part of its costs ▪ Farming is heavily subsidized (=subsidized a lot) by the government. >subsidized… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 subsidize — or subsidise verb support (an organization or activity) financially. ↘pay part of the cost of producing (something) to reduce its price. Derivatives subsidization noun subsidizer noun …

    English new terms dictionary