subsidize

[suhb-si-dahyz]
verb (used with object), subsidized, subsidizing.
1.
to furnish or aid with a subsidy.
2.
to purchase the assistance of by the payment of a subsidy.
3.
to secure the cooperation of by bribery; buy over.
Also, especially British, subsidise.


Origin:
1785–95; subsid(y) + -ize

subsidizable, adjective
subsidization, noun
subsidizer, noun
desubsidization, noun
desubsidize, verb (used with object), desubsidized, desubsidizing.
nonsubsidized, adjective
unsubsidized, adjective
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subsidize or subsidise (ˈsʌbsɪˌdaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to aid or support with a subsidy
2.  to obtain the aid of by means of a subsidy
 
subsidise or subsidise
 
vb
 
subsi'dizable or subsidise
 
adj
 
subsi'disable or subsidise
 
adj
 
subsidi'zation or subsidise
 
n
 
subsidi'sation or subsidise
 
n
 
'subsidizer or subsidise
 
n
 
'subsidiser or subsidise
 
n

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Example sentences
We subsidise our huge violent food production system and then sell the end
  result for less than half the production costs.
We are in a global market, competing with countries who subsidise there
  businesses, and pay for health care with tax money.
Companies with good risk do not have to subsidise those with bad.
Some rich governments choose to subsidise expensive weddings.
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