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subsidize

[suhb-si-dahyz] /ˈsʌb sɪˌdaɪz/
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
1785-1795
1785-95; subsid(y) + -ize
Related forms
subsidizable, adjective
subsidization, noun
subsidizer, noun
desubsidization, noun
desubsidize, verb (used with object), desubsidized, desubsidizing.
nonsubsidized, adjective
unsubsidized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for subsidizable

subsidize

/ˈsʌbsɪˌdaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to aid or support with a subsidy
2.
to obtain the aid of by means of a subsidy
Derived Forms
subsidizable, subsidisable, adjective
subsidization, subsidisation, noun
subsidizer, subsidiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for subsidizable

subsidize

v.

1795, from subsidy + -ize. Originally "to pay to hire" (mercenaries, foreign troops, etc.), also of nations, "to buy neutrality or alliance." Meaning "to bribe" is from 1815. Meaning "to support by grants of (often government) money" is from 1828. Related: Subsidized; subsidizing.

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