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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
References in classic literature ?
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.
Several wealthy and benevolent individuals in the county subscribed largely for the erection of a more convenient building in a better situation; new regulations were made; improvements in diet and clothing introduced; the funds of the school were intrusted to the management of a committee.
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.
During the war-time a big subscription was got up for these poor wretches, and my father subscribed one hundred pounds, in spite, he said, of his own great losses.
I swore and subscribed to these articles with great cheerfulness and content, although some of them were not so honourable as I could have wished; which proceeded wholly from the malice of Skyresh Bolgolam, the high-admiral: whereupon my chains were immediately unlocked, and I was at full liberty.
They admired and marvelled; but not a man subscribed a dollar.
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.
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.
In fact, I sent out a special Commission to inquire into the matter privately, and they report that the works are hardly begun, and as for the money already subscribed, no one seems to know what has become of it.
He subscribed for farm journals and put real thought into all he did, with results that were gratifying.