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Subsidise is a member of the word family subsidy, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

Definition of the verb subsidise

What does subsidise mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: subsidised | subsidising | subsidises

  1. secure the assistance of by granting a subsidy, as of nations or military forces
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • alternative spelling: subsidize
    • more generic word: pay = give money, usually in exchange for goods or services
  2. support through subsidies
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • alternative spelling: subsidize
    • more generic word: support = support materially or financially

Alternative definition of the verb subsidise


  1. [British] To give subsidy, to support financially.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Subsidise

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Google previewThe Water Business (2005)

Corporations Versus People by Ann-Christin Sjölander Holland

The decision to subsidise is a political decision.' Several models exist for subsidising the poor. In Chile, subsidies are provided through a fund established by the government. The poor pay say 50 per cent of the bill and the rest is covered by ...

Google previewEconomics Common Sense for Smart Kids (2014)

Volume 1 by Anup Pandey

Subsidise means to pay lesser amount for the goods and services so that it ...

Google previewDictionary of Publishing and Printing (2009)

by A & C Black Publishers Ltd

paperback rights, rights to adapt the book, or rights to serialise it in a magazine subsidise /'s bsΙdaΙz/, subsidizeverb to help an organisation by giving money ο ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Somali Verbs in Everyday Contexts (2012)

by Liban A. Ahmad

To subsidise. Dowladdu way kabtaa iskaashatada gaadiidka – The government subsidises the transport cooperative. Kabis (n). Kabbo (trans. – conj. 3a) To sip ...

Google previewRaupo Pocket Dictionary Of Modern Maori (2009)

by P M Ryan

mimiti wai, mauru, tuku subsided māwhe subsidencehūwhenua, horowhenua, tanuku subsidise tāpiri(-tia), pūtea subsidy pūteatāpiri, ...

Google previewInstant encyclopaedia of geography. 5. Commercial geography (1993)

by Shatrughna P. Sinha

The free market created by the European Coal and Steel Community has brought the problem more out into the open, and it has been necessary to subsidise uncompetitive regions to Power Supplies 45.

Google previewDictionary of American Government and Politics (2010)

by Duncan Watts

such as a federal conscience clause guaranteeing medical personnel the right to refuse to participate in abortion procedures, and limitations on the use of federal funds to subsidise or promote abortions in the United States and overseas.

Google previewDictionary of Social Welfare (2016)

by Noel W Timms, Rita Timms

It could vet the appointment of, and contribute towards the cost of, local Community Relations Officers and had some power to subsidise Community Relations Councils which were 'non statutory, multi-representative, and multiplyfinanced ...

Google previewMiddle English Dictionary (1992)

by Robert E. Lewis

read: Subsidise] and Aunage of Wollen Clothe. c1475 Body ...

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Scrabble value of S1U1B3S1I1D2I1S1E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 12 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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