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subscribe to (something)

1. Literally, to sign up to receive something on a regular basis; to have a subscription to something, such as a newspaper, magazine, monthly product, etc. You should subscribe to our newsletter if you're interested in our other projects. I subscribed to the local newspaper years ago, but I barely read it anymore.
2. To very strongly support, approve of, or agree with an opinion or policy. I no longer subscribe to the all the same beliefs as my parents, but that doesn't mean we don't share some values. Bill and his wife subscribe to the notion that disciplining children in any way, shape, or form will harm their emotional development.
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subscribe to something

1. to agree with a policy. I don't subscribe to the scheme you have just described. You don't have to subscribe to the policy to accept it.
2. to hold a standing order for a magazine or other periodical, or for a computer service. I subscribe to three magazines, and I enjoy them all. I don't subscribe to any of them anymore.
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subscribe to

1. Contract to receive and pay for a given number of issues of a periodical, for tickets to a series of performances, or for a utility service. For example, We subscribe to the local paper, or Betty and I have been subscribing to this concert series for years, or We have no choice; we have to subscribe to the local power company.
2. Feel or express approval of, as in I subscribe to your opinion but I don't think Donald does. [Mid-1500s]
3. Promise to pay or contribute money to, as in We subscribe to many charities. [Mid-1600s] All of these usages come from subscribe in the sense of "sign one's name to something, such as a pledge."
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subscribe to

1. To have some periodical delivered or made available on a regular basis: Since you're building a lot of furniture, you should subscribe to the new woodworking magazine that comes out every month. I subscribe to an Internet news site.
2. To feel or express hearty approval for something: Corporal punishment is not an idea I personally subscribe to, but I can see how others might approve of it.
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For example, to subscribe to the LeaguE-Voice newsletter you would:
and a link to an interactive form that will subscribe you to several Lists at once.
Customers who want to subscribe the KoreanDirect package must first subscribe to the DIRECTV(R) BASIC ($9.
In some markets, customers who subscribe to a local channels package will require a second smaller dish.
REALTOR(R) is a registered collective membership mark which may be used only by real estate professionals who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS(R) and subscribe to its strict Code of Ethics.
Another 300,000 homes said they might subscribe if offered a cheaper service.
Among households that will not subscribe to an Internet service at any price, 31% said having access at work is sufficient for their Internet needs.
Each warrant entitles its holder therefore to subscribe for one Common Share ofDIOS at $0.
Each warrant entitles its holder to subscribe one common share of Metanor at any time during a period of 18 months following the closing at the price of $0.
Finally Desjardins Securities will receive as corporate financial advisor a working fee of 100,000 common share purchase warrants, each entitling its holder to subscribe one common share of Metanor at any time during the 18 months following the closing at a price of $0.
The rights are designed to entitle holders to subscribe for additional shares of the Fund's common stock at a discount to market price.
Record Date shareholders who exercise all rights issued to them will be entitled to subscribe for additional shares at the Subscription Price pursuant to an over-subscription privilege.