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Definition of the verb subsidize

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verb - inflections: subsidized | subsidizing | subsidizes

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

Alternative definition of the verb subsidize


  1. [transitive] To assist someone or something by granting a subsidy.

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Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of International Political Economy: Entries P-Z (2001)

by R. J. Barry Jones

Clearly, the choice to subsidize education is an important one and this choice seems to be widely accepted as a good decision. But the reasons why subsidizing education is a good choice are not so obvious. Unlike a public good like national ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues [4 volumes] (2010)

by Michael Shally-Jensen

Governments sometimes subsidize large corporations such as auto or ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North America (2005)

by John M. Herrick, Paul H. Stuart

Tax expenditures subsidize a vast array of social welfare activities that include education, housing, health, income, job training, child care, and pensions by tax concessions to individuals or corporations. They also promote charitable ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems (2014)

production quotas, marketing quotas, target prices, price subsidies or taxes in output markets, and, especially, border measures that directly tax, subsidize ...

Google previewDrugs in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law [3 volumes] (2014)

An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law by Nancy E Marion, Willard M. Oliver

Agriculture Department to subsidize “attempts to increase cigarette consumption abroad... .The Department is payingto stimulate cigarettesmoking ina travelogue for ...

Google previewClass in America: An Encyclopedia [3 volumes] (2007)

An Encyclopedia by Robert E. Weir

More distressing, though, has been the demand of team owners that municipalities raise tax revenues, enact tax breaks for franchises, and build supporting infrastructure to subsidize the building of new stadiums. Many of these new stadiums ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Diversity in Education (2012)

by James A. Banks

Policies to Subsidize Students in ...

Google previewInternational Book Publishing: An Encyclopedia (2015)

by Philip G. Altbach, Edith S. Hoshino

was founded to partially subsidize the publication of "culturally productive" books.

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Environmental Pollution, Agriculture and Health Hazards: Population development, environment and health (2004)

by A. K. Shrivastava

Either the community must cover the repayment costs by sewerage charges or additional taxes, or the city must subsidize the sanitation sector at an opportunity cost to other sectors of possible public spending. Experience has shown that most ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Political Economy: A-K (1999)

by Phillip Anthony O'Hara

Industrialized countries heavily subsidize road transport, which leads to an overuse of this ...

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The politicians don't just want your money. They want your soul. They want you to be worn down by taxes until you are dependent and helpless. When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both. (James Dale Davidson)
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Scrabble value of S1U1B3S1I1D2I1Z10E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 21 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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