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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To assist or support with a subsidy.
  • transitive v. To secure the assistance of by granting a subsidy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To assist someone or something by granting a subsidy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive 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.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. secure the assistance of by granting a subsidy, as of nations or military forces
  • v. support through subsidies

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