Sub·scribe v. t. [imp. & p. p. Subscribed p. pr. & vb. n. Subscribing.]
1. To write underneath, as one's name; to sign (one's name) to a document.
[They] subscribed their names under them. --Sir T. More.
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.
All the bishops subscribed the sentence. --Milman.
3. To attest by writing one's name beneath; as, officers subscribe their official acts, and secretaries and clerks subscribe copies or records.
4. To promise to give, by writing one's name with the amount; as, each man subscribed ten dollars.
5. To sign away; to yield; to surrender. [Obs.]
6. To declare over one's signature; to publish. [Obs.]
Either or must shortly hear from him, or I will subscribe him a coward. --Shak.
Sub·scribe, v. i.
1. To sign one's name to a letter or other document.
2. To give consent to something written, by signing one's name; hence, to assent; to agree.
So spake, so wished, much humbled Eve; but Fate
Subscribed not. --Milton.
3. To become surely; -- with for. [R.]
4. To yield; to admit one's self to be inferior or in the wrong. [Obs.]
I will subscribe, and say I wronged the duke. --Shak.
5. To set one's name to a paper in token of promise to give a certain sum.
6. To enter one's name for a newspaper, a book, etc.
v 1: offer to buy, as of stocks and shares; "The broker
subscribed 500 shares"
2: mark with one's signature; write one's name (on); "She
signed the letter and sent it off"; "Please sign here"
3: adopt as a belief; "I subscribe to your view on abortion"
4: pay (an amount of money) as a contribution to a charity or
service, especially at regular intervals; "I pledged $10 a
month to my favorite radio station" [syn: pledge]
5: receive or obtain by regular payment; "We take the Times
every day" [syn: subscribe to, take]