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v. sub·scribed, sub·scrib·ing, sub·scribes
1. To pledge or contribute (a sum of money).
a. To sign (one's name) at the end of a document, especially to attest to or authenticate it.
b. To sign one's name to (a document) in attestation, testimony, or consent: subscribe a will.
3. To purchase or claim the shares of (a new issue of stock, bonds, or other securities): a bond offering that is fully subscribed.
a. To contract to receive and pay for a certain number of issues of a publication, for access to a website that is protected by a paywall, for tickets to a series of events or performances, or for a utility service, for example.
b. To agree to an ongoing arrangement by which one receives online content, as from a specific website or a specific user on a website.
2. To promise to pay or contribute money: subscribe to a charity.
3. To purchase or claim shares of a new issue of stock, bonds, or other securities: an investor who subscribed for 100 shares.
4. To feel or express hearty approval: I subscribe to your opinion. See Synonyms at assent.
5. To sign one's name to a document.

[Middle English subscriben, to sign, from Latin subscrībere : sub-, sub- + scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots.]

sub·scrib′er n.
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Adj.1.subscribed - (of a contract or will or other document) having a signature written at the end; "the subscribed will"
contract - a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
signed - having a handwritten signature; "a signed letter"
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References in classic literature ?
Pierre would have liked to subscribe all he had, but fearing that it might look like pride subscribed the same amount as the others.
In Witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names at Cape Cod the eleventh of November, in the Raigne of our Sovereigne Lord, King James of England, France, and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland, the fiftie-fourth, Anno.
But as formerly the French paid before singing, so now they paid after having had their laugh, and they subscribed for a sum of 1,253,930 francs.
The complainant proceeds to state, that he was, after many menaces, stript, bound, and his limbs exposed to fire in the manner already described, till, compelled by excess of agony, he subscribed the charter and leases presented to him, of the contents of which he was totally ignorant.
Well, the people for whom he had done so much, let him walk down these same steps, one day, unattended, old, poor, without a second coat to his back; and when, years afterwards, he died in Sebastopol in poverty and neglect, they called a meeting, subscribed liberally, and immediately erected this tasteful monument to his memory, and named a great street after him.
"And it's true too, I suppose, that more than a million has been subscribed?"
There they showed us no end of aged documents; some were signed by Popes, some by Tilly and other great generals, and one was a letter written and subscribed by Go"tz von Berlichingen in Heilbronn in 1519 just after his release from the Square Tower.
" In the execution of this trust, the council were necessarily led to a comparison of both the legislative and executive proceedings, with the constitutional powers of these departments; and from the facts enumerated, and to the truth of most of which both sides in the council subscribed, it appears that the constitution had been flagrantly violated by the legislature in a variety of important instances.
Shares subscribed on the basis of the option rights represent a maximum of approximately 3% of all company shares and votes, corresponding to a dilution effect of approximately 3%.
Likewise, Sahi data pack of 1.5 GB with validity of 3 days can be subscribed at Rs 99, while 3.5 GB Sahi pack with validity 7 days costs only Rs 199 and 15 GB Sahi pack valid for 30 days is priced at mere Rs 799.
The initial public offer (IPO) of IT company Newgen Software Technologies got fully subscribed on the final day of its listing.