Definitions

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  • n. One who subsidizes.

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

  • n. someone who assists or supports by giving a subsidy

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Israel - and its backer/sponsor/subsidizer/cheerleader the US government - are making and continue to make simple, fatal mistakes - in Gaza, in Lebanon, in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq.

    "This Time" is Like Last Time, Only Worse: Israel and Gaza

  • Mercantilists believe that subsidies help the subsidizer and hurt everyone else.

    How Capitalism Will Keep a Nation Hungry « Lean Left

  • In actuallity, subsidies hurt the subsidizer and help everyone else.

    How Capitalism Will Keep a Nation Hungry « Lean Left

  • The WTO is conflicted by being a global regulator, subsidizer of Third World cash demands and forum for a veritable nongovernmental organization bazaar of "free" but costly protectionist advice peddled to developing nations anywhere negotiators meet.

    Defeat Terror With Trade

  • Americans won't even have the illusion of a choice - the government will move from subsidizer to provider, and it will be the only game in town.

    The Two Malcontents

  • After over 40 years of a political culture that has increasingly viewed state government as the indispensable benefits bestower, wealth redistributor, tax collector, subsidizer of all things nice, and Nanny State regulator of everyone's lives, it's time to return state government to its essential core functions.

    RutlandHerald.com

  • In Minnesota's case, we're going to take the money, because we're a major subsidizer of the federal government.

    Features from Minnesota Public Radio

  • Instead of keeping the airline going indefinitely with additional government subsidies -- in other words, instead of subsidizing a subsidizer -- the government of Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama decided to permit the bankruptcy.

    Forbes.com: News

  • Social Security's declining revenues, but none clearly makes the point that Social Security is about to cease playing its decades-old role as subsidizer of the rest of the Federal Government.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • Inasmuch as China's central bank is now the largest holder of US Government and other dollar securities, it has become the main subsidizer of the US balance-of-payments deficit - and also the domestic US federal budget deficit.

    Bill Totten's Weblog

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