American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To assist or support with a subsidy.
- v. To secure the assistance of by granting a subsidy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To furnish with a subsidy; purchase the assistance of by the payment of a subsidy; hence, in recent use, to secure the coöperation of by bribing; buy over. Also spelled subsidise.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To furnish with a subsidy; to purchase the assistance of by the payment of a subsidy; to aid or promote, as a private enterprise, with public money.
- v. secure the assistance of by granting a subsidy, as of nations or military forces
- v. support through subsidies
“With universal service, we city-dwellers once again subsidize the cost for those proudly libertarian anti-government types out in the sticks.”
“The only thing we need to subsidize is a massive Manhattan style project to come up with better ways that won't take decades to implement.”
“According to a 2008 study by Amtrak’s inspector general, honest accounting shows that Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, the U.K. and Spain subsidize their trains heavily -- up to $37 for every mile a train travels in Germany.”
“Yes, AT&T will write off a billion to cover the TAX CREDITS they have been getting to "subsidize" retirement benefits.”
“Mr. Camps proposal for refundable tax credits for lower-income Americans to "subsidize" health care expenses is a ridiculous idea.”
“The best way to "subsidize" alternative energy is to eliminate special tax advantages for the fossil fuel industry, like depletion allowances.”
“Comcast just doesn't want to "subsidize" Level 3's business the same way that Level 3 did not want to "subsidize" Cogent's 5 years ago -- and the very same way that the everyday broadband subscriber does not want to "subsidize" Level 3's business.”
“The Journal argues that renewable energy developers want others to " subsidize " new transmission.”
“Due to continued budget cutbacks to support the war, the federal land management agencies, noteably BLM and forest service, have had to increase grazing fees, and are finding it more difficult to "subsidize" the ranchers with range related programs such as range improvements that, in the past, have gone a long way to support their lively hood.”
“At a recent hearing, state senators claimed that because of their tax exemptions, taxpayers "subsidize" charities and charitable money is "taxpayer money.”
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