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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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Voice and Video Over IP will be the first of the new IP based services that businesses will subscribe to on a widespread basis.
For example, if you wanted to subscribe to the LeaguE-Voice and the President's List and unsubscribe from the Campaign Finance Reform List, you would send an e-mail to lyris@lists.
For example, to subscribe to the LeaguE-Voice newsletter you would:
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.
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.
Others who want to be kept apprised of milestones in the Apache implementation of the C++ Standard Library project can subscribe to the appropriate mailing list at mailto:stdcxx-user-subscribe@incubator.
Each share purchase warrant entitles its holder to subscribe to one common share of Metanor at the price of $0.
The introduction of this offering enables Sapporo customers to subscribe to all three J:COM service lines and to realize associated package savings for those customers who subscribe to more than one J:COM service.
31, 2004, residential customers who subscribe to any South Asian package, with a one year commitment to any PREFERRED CHOICE(TM) package ($29.
Among households subscribing to bundled services and broadband Internet access, 40% subscribe to an online gaming service, and 30% subscribe to an online music service, according to Bundled Services: Analysis and Forecasts.
This indicates that currently two-thirds of the market continues to purchase each service they subscribe to from separate providers.
As the leader in event-driven architectures and a contributing member of OASIS, KnowNow will help develop specifications for enabling Web services to subscribe to other Web services, and receive notification of business critical events as they occur, letting enterprises become truly "event-enabled.
99 a month for new residential customers who subscribe to any SBC bundle of services (Other monthly charges apply, see below).