subsidize sub‧si‧dize [ˈsʌbsdaɪz] also subsidise verb [transitive] FINANCE ECONOMICS
if a government or organization subsidizes a company, activity etc, it pays part of the cost:

• The railroad company is partially subsidized by the federal government.

• Some companies subsidize high-quality childcare facilities.

— subsidized adjective [only before a noun] :

• heavily subsidized agricultural exports

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subsidize UK US (UK also subsidise) /ˈsʌbsɪdaɪz/ verb [T]
to give money to a person or an organization in order to pay part of the cost of something that they do or make: be subsidized by sb/sth »

The uninsured often seek emergency care at hospitals, which is eventually subsidized by taxpayers.


The supported employment programme subsidises employers so they can pay staff the going rate for the job.

subsidization (UK also subsidisation) /ˌsʌbsɪdɪˈzeɪʃən/ noun [U]

Government subsidization of the industry has been heavily criticized.

subsidizer (UK also subsidiser) /ˈsʌbsɪdaɪzər/ US  /-zɚ/ noun [C]

Japan is a heavy subsidiser of its fishing industry.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Subsidize — Sub si*dize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Subsidized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Subsidizing}.] [From {Subsidy}.] 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • subsidize — I verb abet, adiuvare, advance, afford aid, afford support, aid, assist, back, befriend, bestow, bolster, contribute, endow, finance, foster, furnish aid, furnish support, further, give, give a grant to, give aid, give support to, help, help with …   Law dictionary

  • subsidize — (v.) 1795, from SUBSIDY (Cf. subsidy) + IZE (Cf. 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… …   Etymology dictionary

  • subsidize — (Amer.) sub·si·dize || sÊŒbsɪdaɪz v. provide financial assistance (also subsidise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • subsidize — [v] give money to get started angel*, back, bankroll*, contribute, endow, finance, fund, grubstake*, help, juice*, pick up the check*, pick up the tab*, prime the pump*, promote, put up the money for, sponsor, stake, support, underwrite; concepts …   New thesaurus

  • subsidize — (also subsidise) ► VERB 1) support (an organization or activity) financially. 2) pay part of the cost of producing (something) to reduce its price. DERIVATIVES subsidization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • subsidize — [sub′sə dīz΄] vt. subsidized, subsidizing [< SUBSIDY + IZE] 1. to support with a subsidy 2. to buy the aid or support of with a subsidy, often as a kind of bribe subsidization n. subsidizer n …   English World dictionary

  • subsidize — UK [ˈsʌbsɪdaɪz] / US [ˈsʌbsɪˌdaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms subsidize : present tense I/you/we/they subsidize he/she/it subsidizes present participle subsidizing past tense subsidized past participle subsidized to pay some of the cost of… …   English dictionary

  • subsidize — transitive verb ( dized; dizing) Date: 1769 to furnish with a subsidy: as a. to purchase the assistance of by payment of a subsidy b. to aid or promote (as a private enterprise) with public money < subsidize soybean farmers > < subsidize public… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • subsidize — (BrE also ise) verb PHRASES ▪ heavily subsidized, highly subsidized ▪ The airline is heavily subsidized by the government. ▪ federally subsidized (AmE) Subsidize is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

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