transitive verb-·scribed′, -·scrib′ing
- to sign (one's name) at the end of a document, etc.
- to write one's signature on (a document, etc.) as an indication of consent, approval, attestation, etc.
- to support; consent to; favor; sanction
- to promise to contribute (a sum of money), esp. by signing a pledge
Origin of subscribeMiddle English subscriben from Classical Latin subscribere: see sub- and scribe
- to sign one's name at the end of a document, etc.
- to give support, sanction, or approval; consent or agree (to): to subscribe to certain measures
- to promise to contribute, or to give, a sum of money
- to register or be registered to pay for and receive a periodical, service, theater tickets, etc. for a specified period of time (with to)